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Wickes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Wick 2, or variant of the habitational name Wick, with genitive or plural -s. There has been much confusion between this name and Weeks.

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


Similar surnames: Wickens, Wicks, Wicker, Wicken, Wickers, Wicke, Dickes, Wilkes

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Where is the Wickes family from?

You can see how Wickes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wickes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wickes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 19 Wickes families living in Rhode Island. This was about 35% of all the recorded Wickes's in the USA. Rhode Island had the highest population of Wickes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wickes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wickes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wickes. 19% of Wickes men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Wickes women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wickes were Attendant and Clerk.

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Attendant
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    23%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Wickes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wickes 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wickes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wickes. For the veterans among your Wickes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wickes lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wickes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Wickes in 1952 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

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