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Dickson Surname Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Dick + son.

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

Similar surnames: Wickson, Dickinson, Rickson, Hickson, Nickson, Jackson, Dicks

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Where is the Dickson family from?

You can see how Dickson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dickson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dickson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 768 Dickson families living in London. This was about 22% of all the recorded Dickson's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dickson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dickson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dickson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dickson. 11% of Dickson men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Dickson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dickson were Incapacitated and Housewife. .

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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

  • General Labourer
  • Retired
  • Farmer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 418,000 census records available for the last name Dickson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dickson 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 84,000 immigration records available for the last name Dickson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 58,000 military records available for the last name Dickson. For the veterans among your Dickson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dickson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dickson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dickson in 1941 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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