Scotland of ancient times, Vicker was a name for a son of a vicar, who was a priest in charge of a parish in which most or all of the tithes were paid to another recipient, while the vicar received a stipend. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac a Bhiocair.
Early Origins of the Vicker family
Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Vicker family
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Vicker Spelling Variations
spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Vicker has been spelled MacVicar, MacViccar, MacVicker, MacVicer, MacWicar and many more.
Early Notables of the Vicker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vicker family to Ireland
Some of the Vicker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Vicker family to the New World and Oceana
The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Vicker arrived in North America very early:
Vicker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Vicker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Vicker (post 1700)
The Vicker 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 Translation: At length.
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