Ficker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ficker family

The surname Ficker was first found in Cambridgeshire 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.

Important Dates for the Ficker family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ficker research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1510, 1600, 1102, 1139, 1234, 1391, 1429, 1533, 181 , 1455, 1487, 1695, 1734, 1719, 1730, 1734 and 1992 are included under the topic Early Ficker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ficker Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Ficker include Figg, Figgiss, Figgess, Figgins, Figgin, Figges, Figgess, Figgs, Fig, Fyge, Fygg and many more.

Early Notables of the Ficker family (pre 1700)

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ficker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ficker migration to the United States

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Ficker were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Ficker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Theresia Ficker, who landed in America in 1849 [1]
  • Bernhard Ficker, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [1]
  • John Ficker, who arrived in Arkansas in 1890 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ficker (post 1700)

  • Peter Ficker, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 20th District, 1873-74 [2]

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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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