Nickerson Family History

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Nickerson Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): patronymic from a pet form of Nicholas.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Nickeson, Dickerson, Nickson, Nichelson, Hickerson, Jinkerson

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Nickerson Family Origin

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Nickerson Family Occupations

What did your Nickerson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nickerson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Nickerson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nickerson family was Sailor. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nickerson.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Sailor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Nickerson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Nickerson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Nickerson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nickerson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Nickerson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Nickerson. For the veterans among your Nickerson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nickerson Life Expectancy

What is the average Nickerson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nickerson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nickerson in 1944 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nickerson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nickerson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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