The ancient and distinguished surname Wicken is of English origin. It is derived from the Old English "wic," which refers to an outlying settlement, particularly a dairy farm or salt works, dependent on a larger village; the surname would denote someone who worked or resided at one of these settlements. The name Wicken may also be derived from a place of the same name; there are villages so named in the counties of Cambridgeshire
Early Origins of the Wicken family
The surname Wicken was first found in Northampton
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Thomas de le Wikin, who was living in Norfolk
Early History of the Wicken family
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Wicken Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wickens, Wickans, Wickins, Wicking, Wiggins and others.
Early Notables of the Wicken family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wicken family to Ireland
Some of the Wicken family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wicken family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mr. & Mrs. Wickens, who arrived in New York City in 1833; Elizabeth Wickens, who came to New York in 1838; George Wickens, who was naturalized in Michigan in 1855.
Contemporary Notables of the name Wicken (post 1700)
- Elizabeth Ann Wicken (1927-2011), née Berthiaume, a Canadian All-American Girls Professional Baseball League outfielder who played from 1945 through 1946