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Quick Name Meaning

English, German, and Dutch: nickname for a lively or agile person, from Middle English quik, Middle High German quick, Middle Dutch quic ‘alive’, ‘lively’, ‘fresh’. English: habitational name for someone who lived at a place called Cowick (notably one in Devon), denoting an outlying dairy farm, from Old English cuwic, from cu ‘cow’ + wic ‘outlying settlement’. Cornish: habitational name from Gweek in the parish of Constantine, named from Cornish gwyk, which may have meant either ‘village’ or ‘forest’, or a topographic name from the same word. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a place overgrown with couch grass (Old English cwice).

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


Similar surnames: Bick, Huck, Mick, Lueck, Munck, Hick, Eick, Krick, Quint, Duyck

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Where is the Quick family from?

You can see how Quick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Quick families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 634 Quick families living in Devon. This was about 19% of all the recorded Quick's in the UK. Devon had the highest population of Quick families in 1891.
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What did your Quick ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Quick. 11% of Quick men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Quick women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Quick were Builders Labourer 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

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Gardener
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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There are 175,000 census records available for the last name Quick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quick 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Quick. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Quick. For the veterans among your Quick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quick lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Quick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Quick in 1944 was 22, and 73 in 2004.

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