Dickens Family History

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Dickens Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): patronymic from the personal name Dicken.

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

Similar surnames: Dicken, Mickens, Dicks, Picken, Dickenson, Dickes, Nickens, Wickes

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Dickens Family Origin

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Dickens Family Occupations

What did your Dickens ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dickens. 2% of Dickens men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Dickens women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dickens were Colliery Hewer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Household Duties
  • Domestic Servant

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

Dickens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 118,000 census records available for the last name Dickens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dickens 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Dickens. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Dickens. For the veterans among your Dickens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dickens Life Expectancy

What is the average Dickens lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dickens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dickens in 1940 was 59, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dickens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dickens ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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