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Rick Name Meaning

English: variant of Rich 2. German: from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with ric ‘power(ful)’.

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


Similar surnames: Rich, Wick, Dick, Hick, Sick, Rock, Rieck, Lick, Fick, Nick

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Where is the Rick family from?

You can see how Rick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rick families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 13 Rick families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Rick's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rick families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rick. 16% of Rick men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Rick women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rick were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Rick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rick census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rick. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Rick. For the veterans among your Rick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rick lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rick in 1952 was 60, and 73 in 2004.

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