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Hickman Surname Meaning

English (Staffordshire): from the Middle English personal names Hikeman Hicheman and (in the West Midlands) Hikemon and Hichemon pet forms of Hike and Hiche with the hypocoristic suffix -man or -mon. See Hick and Hitch . In some instances however Hikeman and Hicheman might be occupational names denoting a ‘servant of Hike or Hiche’. This surname has long been established in Ireland notably in County Clare. Americanized form of German Hickmann .

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

Similar surnames: Hackman, Dickman, Hillman, Wickman, Heckman, Rickman, Backman

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Where is the Hickman family from?

You can see how Hickman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hickman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hickman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 1,286 Hickman families living in Staffordshire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Hickman's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Hickman families in 1891.
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What did your Hickman 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 Hickman. 9% of Hickman men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Hickman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hickman were Lorry Driver and Private Means. .

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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
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Lorry Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Hickman. 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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There are 43,000 military records available for the last name Hickman. For the veterans among your Hickman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hickman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hickman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hickman in 1942 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

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