Essick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Essick family
The surname Essick was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Essick family
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Essick Spelling Variations
Essick has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Essex, Essecks, Esecks, Esex, Essax, Essacks and others.
Early Notables of the Essick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Essick family to Ireland
Some of the Essick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Essick migration to the United States +
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Essicks to arrive on North American shores:
Essick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- F Essick, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806 
Contemporary Notables of the name Essick (post 1700) +
- Michael Luther Essick (1834-1913), American Republican politician, Member of Kansas State Senate, 1861-62; Candidate for Circuit Judge in Indiana 41st District, 1896 
- William Earl Essick (1880-1951), American Major League baseball pitcher
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html