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Hicks Family History

Hicks Surname Meaning

English: variant of Hick with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This is a widespread surname in England and is also common in southwest and southern Wales. German: patronymic from Hick . Compare Hix .

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


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

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Where is the Hicks family from?

You can see how Hicks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hicks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hicks families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2,327 Hicks families living in London. This was about 18% of all the recorded Hicks's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hicks families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hicks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hicks 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 Hicks. 8% of Hicks men worked as a General Labourer and 65% of Hicks women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hicks were Incapacitated 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
    8%
  • Farmer
    3%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    65%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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