Icke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The roots of the German surname Icke can be found in the northern region of Schleswig-Holstein. The name is derived from the personal name "Aigo," which itself derives from the Middle High German word "Ecke," meaning "sharp sword blade." It is also possible that Icke is derived from "Ico," a personal name whose origins are thought to be Frisian, a language spoken in northern Germany and the Netherlands.
Early Origins of the Icke family
The surname Icke was first found in the northern city of Rostock, where the first instance of the surname was recorded in 1257, borne by Ecgho.
Early History of the Icke family
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Icke Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Icke, Ecke, Iko, Ice, Ecgho, Yco, Ecco, Eccke, Ick and many more.
Early Notables of the Icke family (pre 1700)
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Icke migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Icke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Robert J. Icke, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1893
- Kons. Icke, aged 65, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
Icke Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Thomas William Icke, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States from Birmingham, England, in 1908
- Eliza H.S. Icke, aged 56, who landed in America from Calwepa Bay, Wales, in 1911
Contemporary Notables of the name Icke (post 1700) +
- David Icke, popular and controversial author and public speaker
- David Vaughan Icke (b. 1952), British writer
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