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Origins of the Dickson surname

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About the Dicksons

We have a total number of 119013 records for people with the last name Dickson.

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Where do most Dicksons live?

In 1921, most Dicksons lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Dicksons

How common is your surname?

488th most common surname in the UK

We have 85,800 records for the Dickson surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Dicksons most likely to marry?

Smiths

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Browns

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What are the most common Dickson first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Dicksons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Dicksons in 1921
Dressmaker

533

Domestic Servant

344

Housekeeper

324

F S

268

Annuitant

235

Common Male occupations for Dicksons in 1921
Coal Miner

489

Joiner

397

Mason

392

Tailor

301

Farmer

292

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