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Nickens Name Meaning

Apparently a patronymic from a pet form of Nick; the language of origin could be Dutch or English.

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


Similar surnames: Mickens, Nickels, Nickel, Tilkens, Dickens, Likens, Dicken, Vickers

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Where is the Nickens family from?

You can see how Nickens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nickens family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Nickens families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Nickens families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 55% of all the recorded Nickens's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Nickens families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nickens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nickens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nickens. 38% of Nickens men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Nickens women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nickens were Truck Driver and 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Domestic
    6%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Nickens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nickens 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 316 immigration records available for the last name Nickens. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nickens. For the veterans among your Nickens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nickens lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Nickens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Nickens in 1947 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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