Dickey Family History

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Dickey Name Meaning

Northern Irish: from a pet form of the personal name Dick 1.

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

Similar surnames: Dicken, Dickel, Gilkey, Hickey, Dicker, Nickey, Dicke, Dickes

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Dickey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dickey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dickey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Dickey Family Origin

Where is the Dickey family from?

Dickey Family Occupations

What did your Dickey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dickey family was Coachman (Not Dom). The most common Dickey occupation in the UK was Cigar Maker. 11% of Dickey's were Cigar Makers. Cigar Maker, Tailor and Chemical Works Labr were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dickey.

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  • Cigar Maker

  • Tailor

  • Chemical Works Labr

  • Coachman (Not Dom)


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dickey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dickey Historical Records

What Dickey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 121,000 census records available for the last name Dickey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dickey 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Dickey. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Dickey. For the veterans among your Dickey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dickey Life Expectancy

What is the average Dickey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dickey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dickey in 1943 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dickey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dickey 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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