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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. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    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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