Dickman Family History

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Dickman Name Meaning

English: from Middle English diche, dike ‘dike’, ‘earthwork’ + man ‘man’, hence an occupational name for a ditch digger or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or dike. See also Dyke. English: occupational name meaning ‘servant (Middle English man) of Dick’. Dutch: elaborated form of Dyck. Americanized spelling of German Dickmann. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname meaning ‘fat man’, a noun formation from Dick 2.

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

Similar surnames: Dickmann, Hickman, Jackman, Backman, Buckman, Dyckman, Aikman

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Dickman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dickman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dickman. 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


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Dickman Family Origin

Where is the Dickman family from?

Dickman Family Occupations

What did your Dickman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dickman family was Labourer. The most common Dickman occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Dickman's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dickman.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


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

Dickman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Dickman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dickman 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dickman. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Dickman. For the veterans among your Dickman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dickman Life Expectancy

What is the average Dickman lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dickman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dickman in 1950 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dickman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dickman 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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