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

Vickers Early Origins



The surname Vickers 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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Vickers Spelling Variations


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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.

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Vickers Early History


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Vickers Early History



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

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Vickers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vickers Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Vickers In Ireland


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Vickers In Ireland



Some of the Vickers 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 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 came to New Haven, CT in 1670
  • John Vickers, who settled in Maryland in 1675
  • John Vickers, who landed in Maryland in 1675
  • Francis Vickers, who came to Maryland in 1677
  • Francis Vickers, who arrived in Maryland in 1677

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

Vickers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Vickers, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1870
  • 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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • John Vickers, aged 18, a mason, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vickers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vickers (post 1700)



  • 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
  • David Vickers, American politician, U.S. Consul in Matanzas, 1884
  • Mrs. Dan Vickers, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936; Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1954
  • Carl B. Vickers, American Democrat politician, Chair of Fayette County Democratic Party, 1961-63
  • Bartus Vickers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1952
  • Arnold M. Vickers (b. 1908), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 11th District, 1941-48; President of the West Virginia State Senate, 1945
  • Alonzo Knox Vickers (1853-1915), American politician, Justice of Illinois State Supreme Court, 1906-15
  • David B. Vickers, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1998, 2000
  • Donald Vickers (b. 1946), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2004
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Vickers Historic Events


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Vickers Historic Events




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 on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Vickers


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Suggested Readings for the name Vickers



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Vickers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vickers 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 22 November 2016 at 12:42.

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