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The surname Fickes and its many variants can be found today in many countries, including England, Holland, and Ireland, but its origins lie in the Saxony region of Germany. The name was first derived as a diminutive of the first name Friedrich, which was itself derived from the Old High German words "Fridu," meaning "peace," and "Rihhi," meaning "power."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Fike, Feick, Veick, Fick, Ficko, Ficke, Ficka, Vicka, Feck, Fecke, Fix, Ficks and many more.

First found in cities in the Saxony region, where Fickes was first used as a surname. The use of the diminutive as a personal name was first recorded in Lüneburg, where Ficko de Wesera lived in 1352.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fickes research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1560, 1419, 1066, 1419, 1827 and 1896 are included under the topic Early Fickes History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fickes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Feck and his wife Anna Maria, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York in 1709 with their four children, Peter Feck, one of the German settlers of Tulpehocken, Pennsylvania in 1723.

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  • Colin Fickes, American actor, best known as high school teenager Jimmy Edwards on the hit series One Tree Hill
  • Clyde P. Fickes (1884-1987), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1960


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  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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The Fickes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fickes 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.

This page was last modified on 14 December 2014 at 15:23.

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