Ricks Family History

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Ricks Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from a short form of Richard. English: topographic name for someone who lived where rushes grew, Middle English rexe, rixe (Old English rix).

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

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

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Ricks Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ricks name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ricks. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Ricks Family Origin

Where is the Ricks family from?

Ricks Family Occupations

What did your Ricks ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ricks family was Painter. The most common Ricks occupation in Canada was Laborer. 33% of Ricks's were Laborers. Laborer, Jobber and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ricks.

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  • Laborer

  • Jobber

  • Labourer

  • Painter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ricks ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ricks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Ricks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ricks census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ricks. 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 Card

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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Ricks Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ricks ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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