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Tickle Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Tickhill in South Yorkshire, so named from the Old English personal name or byname Tica (of uncertain origin) or ticce(n) ‘kid’ + hyll ‘hill’. Probably an altered spelling of German Tickel, from a pet form of Dick, from a Germanic personal name formed with Old High German diot ‘people’ (see for example Dietrich).

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


Similar surnames: Mickle, Pickle, Tipple, Tice, Tinkle, Tintle, Rickles, Finkle, Huckle

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Where is the Tickle family from?

You can see how Tickle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tickle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tickle families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Tickle families living in North Carolina. This was about 75% of all the recorded Tickle's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Tickle families in 1840.
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What did your Tickle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tickle. 30% of Tickle men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Tickle women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tickle were Farming and House Keeper. .

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Spinner
    7%
  • House Keeper
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tickle. 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 Tickle. For the veterans among your Tickle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tickle lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Tickle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Tickle in 1952 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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