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Wicks Family History

Wicks Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Wikke (see Wick 2).

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


Similar surnames: Wick, Ricks, Weeks, Wilks, Wickes, Dicks, Wicker, Bick, Hicks, Hick

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Where is the Wicks family from?

You can see how Wicks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wicks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wicks families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 132 Wicks families living in New York. This was about 63% of all the recorded Wicks's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Wicks families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wicks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wicks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wicks. 15% of Wicks men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Wicks women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wicks 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

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 171,000 census records available for the last name Wicks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wicks 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Wicks. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Wicks. For the veterans among your Wicks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wicks lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Wicks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wicks in 1942 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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