Hicks Family History

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Hicks Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Hick 1. This is a widespread surname in England, and is common in the southwest and southern Wales. Dutch and German: patronymic from Hick. Compare Hix.

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

Similar surnames: Heck, Ricks, Hick, Dicks, Nicks, Hinks, Wicks, Bick, Hucks, Bucks

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Hicks Family Origin

Where is the Hicks family from?

Hicks Family Occupations

What did your Hicks ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hicks family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hicks. The most common Hicks occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Hicks's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


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

Hicks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 799,000 census records available for the last name Hicks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hicks 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 53,000 immigration records available for the last name Hicks. 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 137,000 military records available for the last name Hicks. For the veterans among your Hicks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hicks Life Expectancy

What is the average Hicks lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hicks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hicks in 1940 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hicks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hicks 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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