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Where did the German Fickes family come from? What is the German Fickes family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fickes family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fickes family history?

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


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  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. 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.

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