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Wickard Early Origins



The surname Wickard was first found in Saxony, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area In later years, bearers of the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. The name Wickard, was first a personal name, in the times before surname usage began. Wickard was a fairly common personal name in Germany in early times, coming from the words "wigan," meaning "battle" and "hard," which means the same in German as it does in English.

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Wickard Spelling Variations


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Wickard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wickert, Wickard, Wickardt, Wickhard, Wickhart and others.

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Wickard Early History


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Wickard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wickard research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1352 is included under the topic Early Wickard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wickard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wickard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wickard 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 or some of its variants were: Johan Paul Wickert, who came to Pennsylvania in 1774 and Melchior Wickert, who arrived there in 1749.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wickard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wickard (post 1700)



  • Claude Raymond Wickard (1893-1967), American Democrat politician, 12th United States Secretary of Agriculture (1940-1945)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Wickard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wickard 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 2 October 2015 at 07:48.

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