Early Origins of the Wickard family
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 early times, coming from the words "wigan," meaning "battle" and "hard," which means the same in German as it does in English.
Early History of the Wickard family
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Wickard Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wickert, Wickard, Wickardt, Wickhard, Wickhart and others.
Early Notables of the Wickard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wickard family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Wickard (post 1700)
- Claude Raymond Wickard (1893-1967), American Democrat politician, 12th United States Secretary of Agriculture (1940-1945)