Bick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bick comes from one of the family having worked as a beekeeper. The surname is derived from the Old English word beocere.

Early Origins of the Bick family

The surname Bick was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Important Dates for the Bick family

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Bick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bick have been found, including: Bick, Biche, Bich, Bicker, Bickers and others.

Early Notables of the Bick family (pre 1700)

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Bick migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Bick, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Bick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Francis Bick who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Francis Bick, aged 23, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Rich Bick, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [1]
  • Richard Bick, who settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Fr Bick, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hannis Bick, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Johan Georg Bick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Jurg Bick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • George Bick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]
  • Christian Bick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
Bick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonia Bick, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Nicholas Bick, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [1]
  • Bernhard Bick, who landed in Ohio in 1869 [1]
  • Anna Morsdorf Bick, who landed in North America in 1881 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bick (post 1700)

  • Sam Bick (b. 1955), former U.S. soccer midfielder
  • Esther Bick (1901-1983), Polish-born, English physician and psychoanalyst
  • Patrick Bick (b. 1977), German football player
  • Charles O. Bick (1909-1994), the first chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Board of Police Commissioners
  • Edward Milton Bick, Orthopedic Surgeon of New York City

Historic Events for the Bick family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Herbert Bick, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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