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The roots of the German surname Ice can be found in the northern region of Schleswig-Holstein. The name is derived from the personal name "Aigo," which itself derives from the Middle High German word "Ecke," meaning "sharp sword blade." It is also possible that Ice is derived from "Ico," a personal name whose origins are thought to be Frisian, a language spoken in northern Germany and the Netherlands.

Early Origins of the Ice family

The surname Ice was first found in the northern city of Rostock, where the first instance of the surname was recorded in 1257, borne by Ecgho.

Early History of the Ice family

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Ice Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Icke, Ecke, Iko, Ice, Ecgho, Yco, Ecco, Eccke, Ick and many more.

Early Notables of the Ice family

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Ice Ranking

In the United States, the name Ice is the 9,822nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Ice migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ice Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ice, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Frederick Ice, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1897
Ice Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Georgina Ice, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Michael Ice, aged 36, who settled in New York, N.Y., in 1917
  • Woodford Wallace Ice, aged 30, who settled in the Navy Yard, New York, in 1918
  • William E. Ice, aged 46, who immigrated to Versaelles, Ohio, in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Ice (post 1700) +

  • William T. Ice Jr., American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Barbour County, 1909-12 [2]
  • William T. Ice, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 3rd District, 1875 [2]
  • William B. Ice, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 2nd District, 1871-72 [2]
  • W. B. Ice Jr., American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Marion County, 1909-14 [2]
  • Ted Ice, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1972 [2]
  • Fred Ice, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1952 [2]
  • David Ice, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 8th District, 1984 [2]


  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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