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Whicker Early Origins



The surname Whicker was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the village and lands of Wickford, Osborn, Teher and FitzThorold, Norman men at arms, from the Bishop of Bayeux, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Whicker Spelling Variations


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Whicker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wickford, Wikford, Wykford, Wyckford, Wyckforde, Wykforde, Wickford, Wickforth and many more.

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Whicker Early History


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Whicker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whicker research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1240, and 1249 are included under the topic Early Whicker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whicker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whicker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Whicker Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whicker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ernest Whicker, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906

Whicker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Whicker, aged 44, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whicker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whicker (post 1700)



  • Joseph H. Whicker Sr., American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1946
  • Alan Donald Whicker CBE (1925-2013), Cairo-born, English broadcaster and journalist, best known for his documentary television programme Whicker's World which ran for 29 years

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Whicker Family Crest Products


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Whicker Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Whicker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whicker 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 April 2016 at 13:59.

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