Ricks Family History

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Ricks Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from a short form of Richard. English: topographic name for someone who lived where rushes grew, Middle English rexe, rixe (Old English rix).

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

Similar surnames: Rock, Rickson, Rocks, Wicks, Bick, Nicks, Rick, Dicks, Dickes, Hicks

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Ricks Family Origin

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Ricks Family Occupations

What did your Ricks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ricks. 26% of Ricks men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Ricks women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ricks were Truck Driver and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer

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

Ricks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Ricks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ricks 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ricks. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Ricks. For the veterans among your Ricks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ricks Life Expectancy

What is the average Ricks lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ricks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ricks in 1944 was 22, and 68 in 2004.

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