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The Secker family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the baptismal name for the son of Sigar which was an Old English personal name.

Secker Early Origins



The surname Secker was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Secker Spelling Variations


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Secker Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Secker include Segar, Seeger, Seegar, Sigar, Sugar, Seager, Sager, Saker, Sakar and many more.

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Secker Early History


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Secker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Secker research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1564, 1633, 1693, and 1768 are included under the topic Early Secker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Secker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Secker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Secker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Secker were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Secker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George H. Secker, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

Secker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Secker, aged 24, who landed in America from Plymouth, England, in 1907
  • Annie May Secker, aged 1, who settled in America from Plymouth, England, in 1907
  • Charles Wm. Secker, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Plymouth, England, in 1907
  • Walter E. Secker, aged 36, who landed in America from Ingleside, England, in 1908
  • Wolf Secker, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Secker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Dinah Secker, aged 23, a dairymaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Secker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Secker (post 1700)



  • William Secker, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1932; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1934
  • Theodore A. Secker, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 13th District, 1938
  • Kathy Secker (1945-2015), British broadcaster, best known for her work at Tyne Tees Television and BBC Radio Newcastle
  • Patrick Damien Secker (b. 1956), Australian politician
  • Martin Secker (1882-1978), born Percy Martin Secker Klingender, London publisher who first published the works of D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Mann, Norman Douglas, and Henry James

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    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Secker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Secker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 09:19.

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