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Where did the English Icke family come from? What is the English Icke family crest and coat of arms? When did the Icke family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Icke family history?The name Icke is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the son of Richard. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Icke include Hicks, Hickes, Hick, Hix and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Icke research. Another 161 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1st , 1551, 1629, 1621, 1628, 1543, 1612, 1st , 1596 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Icke History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 123 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Icke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Icke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words(6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Icke Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Icke Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Tout en bon heure
Motto Translation: All in good time.
The Icke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Icke Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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