Show ContentsFickes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Fickes and its many variants can be found today in many countries, including England, Holland, and Ireland, but its origins lie in the Saxony region of Germany. The name was first derived as a diminutive of the first name Friedrich, which was itself derived from the Old High German words "Fridu," meaning "peace," and "Rihhi," meaning "power."

Early Origins of the Fickes family

The surname Fickes was first found in cities in the Saxony region, where Fickes was first used as a surname. The use of the diminutive as a personal name was first recorded in Lüneburg, where Ficko de Wesera lived in 1352.

Early History of the Fickes family

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Fickes Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fike, Feick, Veick, Fick, Ficko, Ficke, Ficka, Vicka, Feck, Fecke, Fix, Ficks and many more.

Early Notables of the Fickes family (pre 1700)

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Fickes Ranking

In the United States, the name Fickes is the 18,233rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Fickes family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Feck and his wife Anna Maria, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York in 1709 with their four children, Peter Feck, one of the German settlers of Tulpehocken, Pennsylvania in 1723.

Contemporary Notables of the name Fickes (post 1700) +

  • Clyde P. Fickes (1884-1987), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1960 [2]
  • Colin Fickes, American actor, best known as high school teenager Jimmy Edwards on the hit series One Tree Hill

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook