Nicks Family History

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Nicks Name Meaning

German: patronymic from a short form of Nikolaus, a German form of Nicholas.

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

Similar surnames: Nick, Ricks, Mick, Niss, Hicks, Nickson, Pinks, Hick, Nickol, Eicke

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Nicks Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nicks name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nicks. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Nicks Family Origin

Where is the Nicks family from?

Nicks Family Occupations

What did your Nicks ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nicks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Nicks's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nicks family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nicks.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Nicks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Nicks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nicks 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nicks. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Nicks. For the veterans among your Nicks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nicks Life Expectancy

What is the average Nicks lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Nicks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Nicks in 1951 was 69, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nicks 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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