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Vickerman is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Vickerman family lived in Cornwall. Their name, however, is a reference to St. Vigore Des Montes, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Vickerman Early Origins



The surname Vickerman was first found in Cornwall. They were originally from St. Vigore Des Montes in the arrondisement of St. Lo in the canton of Tessy, in Normandy. They were neighbors of the Traceys who also settled in the west country at Barnstaple in Devon.

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Vickerman Spelling Variations


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Vickerman Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Vigors, Viggars, Vigars, Viggors, Viggers, Vigures, Vigours and many more.

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Vickerman Early History


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Vickerman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vickerman research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vickerman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vickerman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vickerman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Vickerman In Ireland


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Vickerman In Ireland



Some of the Vickerman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, travelling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Vickerman or a variant listed above:

Vickerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Allen Vickerman, aged 29, who settled in America from Haddersfield, in 1893

Vickerman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sophia Vickerman, aged 51, who emigrated to the United States from Huddersfield, in 1903
  • Emanuel Vickerman, aged 64, who landed in America from Shipley, England, in 1908
  • Minnie Vickerman, aged 19, who landed in America from Shipley, England, in 1908
  • Harry C Vickerman, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Nottingham, England, in 1909
  • Joe Vickerman, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Paddock, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vickerman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Vickerman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm
  • Ann Vickerman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm
  • Mary Ann Vickerman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm
  • Martha Vickerman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vickerman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vickerman (post 1700)



  • James Murray "Jim" Vickerman (b. 1931), American politician, former Minnesota State Senator
  • John Clifford Vickerman (b. 1937), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota, 1972. Member White House staff, 1973-76
  • Barbara Vickerman (1933-1997), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1993-97
  • Rob Vickerman (b. 1985), English rugby union player
  • Dean Vickerman, Australian professional basketball coach
  • Daniel Vickerman (b. 1979), South African rugby union footballer

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Motto


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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: Spectemur agendo
Motto Translation: Let us be judged by our actions.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm

Other References

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  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Vickerman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vickerman 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.

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