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Hickson Family History

Hickson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hick + son. This surname has also been established in Ireland (Kerry) since the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Hickman, Dickson, Wickson, Hinkson, Nickson, Jackson, Hicks, Hudson

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Where is the Hickson family from?

You can see how Hickson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hickson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hickson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 135 Hickson families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Hickson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hickson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hickson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hickson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hickson. 58% of Hickson men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Hickson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hickson were Farmers Son and Winder. .

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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
    58%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Farmers Son
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Student
    13%
  • Winder
    13%
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Census Records

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Hickson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hickson 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 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Hickson. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hickson. For the veterans among your Hickson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hickson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hickson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hickson in 1945 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

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