Rickey Family History

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Rickey Name Meaning

English and northern Irish: probably a variant of Richey (see Richie). Possibly an altered spelling of German Richey.

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

Similar surnames: Richey, Frickey, Lickey, Ritchey, Ricker, Beckey, Reckley, Bricker

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Rickey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rickey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rickey. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Rickey Family Origin

Where is the Rickey family from?

Rickey Family Occupations

What did your Rickey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rickey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Rickey's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rickey. A less common occupation for the Rickey family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Rickey Historical Records

What Rickey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Rickey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rickey 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 Rickey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Rickey. For the veterans among your Rickey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rickey Life Expectancy

What is the average Rickey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rickey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rickey in 1953 was 60, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rickey 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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