Fickling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fickling family

The surname Fickling 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.

Early History of the Fickling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fickling research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1510, 1600, 1102, 1139, 1234, 1391, 1429, 1533, 1455, 1487, 1695, 1734, 1719, 1730, 1734, 1992, 1645 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Fickling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fickling Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Fickling has been spelled many different ways, including Figg, Figgiss, Figgess, Figgins, Figgin, Figges, Figgess, Figgs, Fig, Fyge, Fygg, Fygge, Ficke, Feek and many more.

Early Notables of the Fickling family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include James Figg (1695-1734), English bare-knuckle boxer, generally agreed first English bare-knuckle boxing champion, reigning from 1719 to 1730 or 1734...
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United States Fickling migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Ficklings to arrive in North America:

Fickling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Fickling, who arrived in Virginia in 1643 [1]
Fickling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Fickling, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fickling (post 1700) +

  • William Fickling, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 17th District, 1923-26 [2]
  • Troy Fickling, American politician, Candidate for Minnesota State Senate 17th District, 1942 [2]
  • Asa E. Fickling (1877-1963), American politician, Mayor of Long Beach, California, 1930-33 [2]


  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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