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The history of the Wick family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Sussex. The name, however, derives from the Old English word wic, which describes someone who lives at an outlying settlement.

Wick Early Origins



The surname Wick was first found in Surrey at Wyke, a tything, in the parish of Worplesdon, union of Guildford, First division of the hundred of Woking. "This place is mentioned in Domesday Book under the name of Wucha, and at an early period was held by a family called De Wyke." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another branch of the family was found at Yatton in Somerset. "The greater portion of [the church of Yatton] appears to have been rebuilt in the 15th century, by the Wyck family, to one of whom is a monument bearing his effigy, in the north transept." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Wick Spelling Variations


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Wick Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Weekes, Weeks, Wikes, Wykes, Wyke, Wix, Wicks, Weykes and many more.

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Wick Early History


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Wick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wick research. Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1703, 1222, 1293, 1554, 1554, 1430, 1554, 1621, 1593, 1643, 1627, 1641, 1628, 1699, 1632, 1707, 1683 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Wick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wick Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Wykes (1222-c.1293), English chronicler, a canon regular of Oseney Abbey, near Oxford; Thomas Wykes ( fl. 1554), of Moreton Jeffries, Herefordshire, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Leominster in November 1554; Thomas Wykes (died c.1430), Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire; Richard...

Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wick 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Wick name or one of its variants:

Wick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Wick, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1637

Wick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Philip Wick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Phillip Wick, aged 25, landed in Pennsylvania in 1736

Wick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Wick, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • VanDer Wick, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Josef Wick, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Maria Wick, aged 44, landed in New York in 1854
  • Christian Wick, who arrived in America in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Franz A Wick, aged 18, landed in New York, NY in 1923
  • Friedericke Wick, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1923

Wick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Zapher Wick U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wick (post 1700)



  • Donna Wick PhD (b. 1956), American author, talk radio host, inspirational speaker and publisher
  • Hilton Wick (1919-2006), American politician, member of the Vermont State Senate
  • Colonel George Dennick Wick (1854-1912), American industrialist, founding president of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company
  • William Watson Wick (1796-1868), U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Walter Wick (b. 1953), American artist and photographer
  • Denis Wick (b. 1931), British orchestral trombonist

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Wick Historic Events


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Wick Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Mary Wick, (née Hitchcock), aged 45, American First Class passenger from Youngstown, Ohio who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 8
  • Colonel George Dennick Wick (d. 1912), aged 58, American First Class passenger from Youngstown, Ohio who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Miss Mary Natalie Wick, aged 31, American First Class passenger from Youngstown, Ohio who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 8

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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: Cari Deo nihilo carent
Motto Translation: Those dear to God want nothing.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  11. ...

The Wick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wick 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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