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Nicks Family History

Nicks Surname Meaning

German: patronymic from a short form of Nikolaus a German form of Nicholas . English (Devon): variant of Nick with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. See Nix

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

Similar surnames: Nick, Ricks, Mick, Niss, Hicks, Nickson, Pinks, Hick, Nickol, Eicke

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Where is the Nicks family from?

You can see how Nicks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nicks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nicks families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 79 Nicks families living in Devon. This was about 29% of all the recorded Nicks's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Nicks families in 1891.
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What did your Nicks ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Building Contractor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Nicks. 43% of Nicks men worked as a Building Contractor and 84% of Nicks women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nicks were Overhead Linesman Electrical and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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

  • Building Contractor
  • Farmer
  • Overhead Linesman Electrical

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nicks. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Nicks. For the veterans among your Nicks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nicks lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Nicks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Nicks in 1951 was 69, and 78 in 2004.

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