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Rickey Family History

Rickey Name Meaning

English and northern Irish: from a diminutive of the Middle English personal name Rick a pet form of Richard ; compare Ritchie . In some cases also an Americanized form of German Richey or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname. Americanized form of French Riquier .

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


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

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Where is the Rickey family from?

You can see how Rickey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rickey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rickey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 38 Rickey families living in Ohio. This was about 45% of all the recorded Rickey's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Rickey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rickey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rickey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rickey. 23% of Rickey men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Rickey women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rickey were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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