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The ancient and distinguished surname Wickens 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 Wickens may also be derived from a place of the same name; there are villages so named in the counties of Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

Wickens Early Origins



The surname Wickens 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 in 1275.

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Wickens Spelling Variations


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Wickens Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wickens, Wickans, Wickins, Wicking, Wiggins and others.

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Wickens Early History


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Wickens Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wickens research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wickens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wickens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wickens Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wickens Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wickens In Ireland


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Wickens In Ireland



Some of the Wickens family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 were:

Wickens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. & Mrs. Wickens, who arrived in New York City in 1833
  • Elizabeth Wickens, who came to New York in 1838
  • Elizabeth Wickens, who landed in New York in 1838
  • Thomas Wickens, who arrived in New York in 1838
  • George Wickens, who was naturalized in Michigan in 1855

Wickens Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Pheoby Wickens, who was living in Ontario in 1871
  • Martin Wickens, who settled in the Cape Race area of Newfoundland in 1871 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Wickens Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Wickens, aged 33, a carpenter, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  • Mary Wickens, aged 34, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm

Wickens Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Wickens, aged 27, a baker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wickens (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wickens (post 1700)



  • Sir John Wickens (1815-1873), English barrister and jurist, Vice-Chancellor of England in 1871
  • Paul "Wix" Wickens (b. 1956), English keyboardist and composer who has worked with Paul McCartney, Nik Kershaw, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Bon Jovi and many others
  • George Michael Wickens (1918-2006), English-born, Canadian Persianist, Arabist, translator and a University lecturer
  • Barry Wickens, British musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer from Croydon, Surrey
  • Robert Tyler Wickens (b. 1989), Canadian racing driver
  • Charles Wickens (1776-1847), English-born, Canadian farmer, miller and politician who represented Simcoe in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada (1836-1841)
  • Brett Wickens (b. 1961), British-Canadian creative director, partner in the Ammunition Design Group
  • Reagan Wickens (b. 1994), Australian swimmer at the 2012 Summer Paralympics
  • Jodie Wickens, Canadian politician, MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, British Columbia (2016-)
  • Mark Wickens (b. 1965), Canadian software program manager and philosopher
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Wickens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wickens 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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