The name Hicke is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the baptismal name for the son of Haki,
which was originally derived from the Scandinavian forename Haki or Hako
. This Christian name was popular among the Viking settlers who landed on the shores of England
during the 10th and 11th centuries.
Early Origins of the Hicke family
The surname Hicke was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hicke family
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Hicke 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. Hicke has been spelled many different ways, including Hack, Hache, Hach, Hacche and others.
Early Notables of the Hicke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hicke family to the New World and Oceana
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 Hickes to arrive in North America: William Hack who settled in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1640; his son settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
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