Nickens Family History

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Nickens Name Meaning

Apparently a patronymic from a pet form of Nick; the language of origin could be Dutch or English.

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

Similar surnames: Mickens, Nickels, Nickel, Tilkens, Dickens, Likens, Dicken, Vickers

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Nickens Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nickens name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nickens. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Nickens Family Origin

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Nickens Family Occupations

What did your Nickens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nickens family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nickens. The most common Nickens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Nickens's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Nickens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Nickens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nickens 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 316 immigration records available for the last name Nickens. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nickens. For the veterans among your Nickens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nickens Life Expectancy

What is the average Nickens lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Nickens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Nickens in 1947 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nickens 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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