Origins Available: German
The surname Mickan is likely patronymic
in origin, derived from the personal name
of the father of the original bearer. In this case, Mickan comes from a short form of Mikusch, which in turn comes from the Slavic personal name Mikolaj. The surname Mickan's association with western Germany
and the lands that were once Silesia
and Lusatia, now part of Poland, explains it Slavic origin.
Early Origins of the Mickan family
The surname Mickan was first found in Silesia
, Lusatia, and Saxony
, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local
social and political affairs. Early mentions of the name Mickan in records include Mikusch in Breslau in 1346, Mikusch Schoppe in Niess in 1414, and Niclas Mickisch in Görlitz in 1490.
Early History of the Mickan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mickan research.Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1656, 1660, 1721, 1690, 1761, 1707, 1717 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Mickan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mickan Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Micksch, Micka, Micke, Mick, Mix, Mickusch, Mickan, Mickat, Mika, Mikulas, Mukula, Mikes, Mikulasek, Micka, Miska, Misek and many more.
Early Notables of the Mickan family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Mickan were Mihály Mikes (d. 1662), Chancellor of Transylvania (1656-1660); Count Mihály Mikes de Zabola (died 1721), a Hungarian landowner and aristocrat in Transylvania... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mickan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mickan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mickan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anna Mickan, who arrived in Texas in 1854 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Mickan (post 1700)
- Ruth Mickan, German stage actress in 1955
- Mark James Mickan (b. 1961), former Australian rules footballer who played from 1981 to 1993 and coached from 1988, four-time winner of the Neil Kerley Medal
- Patricia "Pat" Mickan (b. 1957), former Australian women's basketball player who played 1950 games for the Australia National Team from 1979 and 1989, two-time Olympian, inducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame