Sickling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sickling family

The surname Sickling was first found in Norfolk at Woodton, a parish, in the union of Loddon and Clavering, hundred of Loddon. This village was home to the family from ancient times. "The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 13. 4., and in the gift of the Rev. A. Suckling: the tithes have been commuted for £615, and the glebe comprises 27 acres, with a house. The church [(Woodton All Saints)] is chiefly in the decorated English style, with a circular tower of earlier date, surmounted by an octagonal turret, and has some handsome monuments to the Suckling family." [1]

The church is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. John Sokeling was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Berkshire in 1195. Richards Sukeling was listed in Oxfordshire in 1253 and Mabilia Sucling was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk in 1253. [2]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Adam Sucklin and Robert Sucling in Oxfordshire and Walter Sucling in Suffolk. [3]

Early History of the Sickling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sickling research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1348, 1353, 1430, 1479, 1570, 1520, 1589, 1569, 1627, 1601, 1626, 1609 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Sickling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sickling Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Suckling, Sucklin, Suckley, Sukley, Sukling, Sukelly, Sokelan and many more.

Early Notables of the Sickling family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Robert Suckling (1520-1589), of St. Andrew's, Norwich, Norfolk, an English politician; and Sir John Suckling (1569-1627), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1601...
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sickling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Sickling family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Suckling settled in Hingham Massachusetts in 1630; Thomas Sucklin settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1638; Balthazar Sucklin settled in Barbados and/or Jamaica in 1700.


Contemporary Notables of the name Sickling (post 1700) +

  • Jean Sickling, American producer of Like Mother, Like Daughter (2014)


The Sickling Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mora trahit periculum
Motto Translation: Delay brings danger.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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