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The Vicars surname is was a patronymic name meaning "son of the vicar;" or, perhaps, an occupational name for a servant of the vicar.

Vicars Early Origins



The surname Vicars was first found in Durham 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.

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Vicars Spelling Variations


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Vicars Spelling Variations



Although the name, Vicars, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Vickers, Vickars, Viccars, Vicars, Vigours, Vicax and others.

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Vicars Early History


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Vicars Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vicars research. Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1215, 1295, 1296, and 1340 are included under the topic Early Vicars History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vicars Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vicars Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vicars Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vicars In Ireland


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Vicars In Ireland



Some of the Vicars family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Vicars family name Vicars, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Vicars Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Vicars, who came to Virginia in 1622
  • John Vicars, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Severn Vicars, who came to Somers Islands in 1673
  • Isaac Vicars, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Vicars Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Vicars, who landed in Virginia in 1713

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vicars (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vicars (post 1700)



  • William M. Vicars (1906-1959), American Democrat politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives, 1935-45; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948 (alternate), 1952
  • Polly G. Vicars, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1972
  • Sir Arthur Vicars (1862-1921), Irish (English-born) genealogist and heraldic expert, appointed Ulster King of Arms in 1893

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Vicars Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vicars 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 11 November 2015 at 10:28.

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