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Rickards Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Rickard.

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

Similar surnames: Richards, Rickard, Vickers, Records, Bickers, Wickers, Ricketts

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Where is the Rickards family from?

You can see how Rickards families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rickards family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rickards families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Rickards families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Rickards's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rickards families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rickards surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rickards ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rickards. 21% of Rickards men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Rickards women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rickards were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housework
  • Helper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Rickards. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rickards 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rickards. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Rickards. For the veterans among your Rickards ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rickards lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Rickards life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Rickards in 1955 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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