Fick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Fick surname is a Frisian cognate of the name Frederick, which is derived from the Germanic personal name, composed of "fred" or "peace" and "ric" or "power."

Early Origins of the Fick family

The surname Fick was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Important Dates for the Fick family

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Fick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vick, de Vick, Vicq, Fick, Feck, Fecke, Fedde, Feddema, Feddercke and many more.

Early Notables of the Fick family (pre 1700)

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Fick migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Peter Fick, aged 23, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • Joh Engel Fick, who landed in America in 1764 [1]
  • Johs Fick, who arrived in America in 1764 [1]
  • Phil Fick, who arrived in America in 1764 [1]
  • Johann Fick, who landed in America in 1783 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Fick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Chrism Fick, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Wilhelmine Karoline Fick, who landed in America in 1846 [1]
  • Charles J H Fick, aged 25, who landed in Missouri in 1847 [1]
  • J Fick, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855 [1]
  • Friedrich Fick, who landed in Ohio in 1869 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fick migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Peter Fick U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
Fick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Peter B Fick, who landed in Canada in 1832
  • Peter Henry Fick, who arrived in Canada in 1841

Contemporary Notables of the name Fick (post 1700)

  • Louis T. Fick, American politician, Mayor of North Tonawanda, New York, 1911 [3]
  • Leonard J. Fick (1915-1990), American Roman Catholic priest, scholar, educator, and author
  • Robert Charles Fick (b. 1974), American Major League Baseball player
  • August Fick (1833-1916), German philologist
  • Adolph Eugen Fick (1829-1901), German physiologist, credited with the invention of contact lenses

Historic Events for the Fick family

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  • Herbert Fick (1921-1941), German Funkgefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]

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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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