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Vickers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Vickers 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 Vickers family


The surname Vickers 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)

Early History of the Vickers family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vickers research.
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Vickers Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Vickers family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Vickers family to Ireland


Some of the Vickers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Vickers family to the New World and Oceana


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 Atlantic. 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 Vickers family name Vickers, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Vickers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Vickers, who settled in New Haven, CT in 1670
  • John Vickers, who settled in Maryland in 1675
  • John Vickers, who landed in Maryland in 1675 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Francis Vickers, who settled in Maryland in 1677
  • Francis Vickers, who arrived in Maryland in 1677 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Vickers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Vickers, who arrived in Boston in 1716
  • Samuel Vickers, who arrived in New England in 1716 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Vickers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Vickers, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1870 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Arthur W. Vickers, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892

Vickers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfd Vickers, aged 60, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1903
  • Albert H. Vickers, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Arthur W Vickers, aged 39, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1906
  • Annie Vickers, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Manchester, in 1906
  • Annie Vickers, aged 29, who landed in America from Tunstall, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vickers Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Vickers, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Vickers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Vickers, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • John Vickers, aged 18, a mason, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880

Contemporary Notables of the name Vickers (post 1700)


  • Edward Vickers (1804-1897), English co-founder of Vickers, Sons & Company in 1828 that grew to be one of the largest British engineering companies that included Vickers Aircraft Company, Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd, Vickers Defence Systems and more
  • Squire Joseph Vickers (1872-1947), American chief architect of the New York City subway system, according to The New York Times, he was an "underground Renaissance man"
  • Lawrence Blanchard Vickers Jr. (b. 1983), American NFL football fullback for the Dallas Cowboys
  • George Vickers (1801-1879), American politician, United States Senator from Maryland
  • Harry Franklin Vickers (1898-1977), American inventor and industrialist, known as the "Father of Industrial Hydraulics"
  • Brian Vickers (b. 1983), American stock car driver
  • David Vickers, American politician, U.S. Consul in Matanzas, 1884 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mrs. Dan Vickers, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936; Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1954 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carl B. Vickers, American Democrat politician, Chair of Fayette County Democratic Party, 1961-63 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bartus Vickers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1952 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Vickers family



HMS Hood

  • Mr. Herbert G Vickers (b. 1903), English Chief Petty Officer Cook serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

Suggested Readings for the name Vickers


  • Wiley Vickers: Pioneer of Coffee County Ga. by Jessie H. and Delma (Wilson) Paulk.

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See Also



Citations


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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