Dickinson Family History

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Dickinson Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Dicken, Dickin, a pet form of Dick.

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

Similar surnames: Dickenson, Dickerson, Dickson, Dickison, Tomkinson, Higginson

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Dickinson Family Origin

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Dickinson Family Occupations

What did your Dickinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dickinson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Dickinson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dickinson family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dickinson.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Dickinson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 400,000 census records available for the last name Dickinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dickinson 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 48,000 immigration records available for the last name Dickinson. 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 48,000 military records available for the last name Dickinson. For the veterans among your Dickinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dickinson Life Expectancy

What is the average Dickinson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dickinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dickinson in 1944 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dickinson 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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