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Rickson Family History

Rickson Name Meaning

English (Surrey and Sussex):: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rick a pet form of Richard + son ‘son’. topographic name for someone who lived where rushes grew from Middle English rishen ‘growing with rushes rushy’ (Old English riscen). Compare Ricks

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


Similar surnames: Ricks, Erickson, Nickson, Ritson, Wickson, Dickson, Ricken, Derickson

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Where is the Rickson family from?

You can see how Rickson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rickson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rickson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Rickson families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Rickson's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rickson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rickson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rickson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rickson. 29% of Rickson men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Rickson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rickson were New Worker and Housework. .

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • New Worker
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    32%
  • Housekeeper
    27%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Housework
    16%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Rickson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rickson 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 826 immigration records available for the last name Rickson. 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 677 military records available for the last name Rickson. For the veterans among your Rickson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rickson lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Rickson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rickson in 1956 was 42, and 86 in 2004.

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