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Derickson Family History

Derickson Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch or German Derksen . Compare Dirickson .

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


Similar surnames: Erickson, Derrickson, Dirickson, Dedrickson, Derick, Rickson

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Where is the Derickson family from?

You can see how Derickson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Derickson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Derickson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Derickson families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Derickson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Derickson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Derickson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Derickson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Derickson. 60% of Derickson men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Farmers Son
    40%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Derickson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Derickson 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 247 immigration records available for the last name Derickson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 986 military records available for the last name Derickson. For the veterans among your Derickson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Derickson lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Derickson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Derickson in 1953 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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