Show ContentsViccars History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Viccars family

The surname Viccars was first found in Durham, where they had been seated as Lords of the manor in that shire. Although there is a tradition in the family that they were descended from a Spanish Don Vicaro who entered England in the train of Queen Catharine of Aragon, this source should be seriously questioned since the family held a family seat in Durham almost 300 years before when Nickolas Vigrus (Vickers) was Steward or Governor of Tynemouth in 1295. 1

Early History of the Viccars family

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Viccars Spelling Variations

The name, Viccars, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Vickers, Vickars, Viccars, Vicars, Vigours, Vicax and many more.

Early Notables of the Viccars family

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was

  • John Viccars (1604-1660), was an English biblical scholar, elder son of Gregory Viccars of Treswell in Nottinghamshire. "His sister Helen was the wife of the dramatist William Sampson (1590?-1636?) "...

Ireland Migration of the Viccars family to Ireland

Some of the Viccars family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Viccars migration to the United States +

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Viccars surname who came to North America were:

Viccars Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Elizabeth Viccars, who settled in the colony in Roanoke, VA in 1587
Viccars Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Brian, Francis, Joe,Mary, and Zeverin Viccars, who all, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Viccars, aged 35, who landed in Virginia in 1635 2
  • Zeverin Viccars, aged 18, who arrived in Bermuda, (Somers Islands) in 1635 aboard the ship "Truelove" 2
  • Francis Viccars, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 2
  • Mary Viccars, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 2
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Viccars Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Viccars, who landed in Virginia in 1887 2
  • Ambrose Viccars, who arrived in Virginia in 1887 2

Australia Viccars migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Viccars Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Hannah Viccars, English Convict who was convicted in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Atwick" on 28 September 1837, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 3
  • Mr. Edward Viccars, English convict who was convicted in Kent, England for 15 years, transported aboard the "China" on 189th January 1846, arriving in Norfolk Island, Australia 4

  1. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. 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)
  3. Convict Records of Australia. Retreived 23rd August 2020 from
  4. Convict Records of Australia. Retrieved 5th February 2021 from on Facebook