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Ricks Surname Meaning

English: variant of Rick with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. See also Rickson . English: topographic name from Middle English rixe rexe (Old English rixe a West Saxon metathesized form of Old English risc rysc ‘rush’) wash. The surname probably originally denoted someone who lived where rushes grew or it may be a habitational name from a place so named such as Rix (Devon).

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


Similar surnames: Rock, Rickson, Rocks, Wicks, Bick, Nicks, Rick, Dicks, Dickes, Hicks

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Where is the Ricks family from?

You can see how Ricks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ricks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ricks families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 101 Ricks families living in Wiltshire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Ricks's in United Kingdom. Wiltshire had the highest population of Ricks families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ricks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ricks ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ricks. 15% of Ricks men worked as an Incapacitated and 85% of Ricks women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ricks were Gardener and Household Duties. .

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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

  • Incapacitated
    15%
  • Motor Driver
    15%
  • Boot Repairer
    10%
  • Gardener
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    85%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Household Duties
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ricks. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Ricks. For the veterans among your Ricks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ricks lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ricks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ricks in 1944 was 22, and 68 in 2004.

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