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Hick Family History

Hick Surname Meaning

English: of Norman origin from the Middle English personal name Hikke a rhyming pet form of Ricard a Norman-Picard form of Richard . The substitution of H- as the initial resulted from the inability of the English to cope with the velar Norman R-. Compare Hitch . German Flemish and Dutch: from Hicke a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with hild ‘strife battle’ as the first element. German: from a pet form (see Huck ) of the personal name Hugo .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Wick, Huck, Hock, Dick, Bick, Nick, Heck, Sick, Lick, Pick

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Where is the Hick family from?

You can see how Hick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hick families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 760 Hick families living in Yorkshire. This was about 47% of all the recorded Hick's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Hick families in 1891.
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What did your Hick ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hick. 11% of Hick men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Hick women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hick were Clerk and Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Bricklayer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Hick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hick 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hick. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Hick. For the veterans among your Hick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hick lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hick in 1953 was 68, and 68 in 2004.

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