Wickett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wickett family

The surname Wickett was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1066 after the Norman Conquest when Wigot or Wigod (one of the most powerful Baron Norman origin of Bigot) from castles and lands. William Bigot was the brother of Roger Bigod and the second son of Robert Bigot became to the conquest by Apula from Italy. The name became Wiggett.

Early History of the Wickett family

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Wickett Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wiggett, Wicket, Wickett, Wicketts, Wiggat, Wiggatt, Wigot, Wiket, Wyket, Vigot, Vigott, Wiggot, Wiggot and many more.

Early Notables of the Wickett family (pre 1700)

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United States Wickett migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wickett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joseph Wickett, who settled in Maryland in 1666
  • Joseph Wickett, who arrived in Maryland in 1666 [1]
Wickett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Wickett, also a bonded emigrant, who settled in America in 1751

Australia Wickett migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Wickett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Wickett, (b. 1830), aged 27, Cornish blacksmith departing from Plymouth on 28th March 1857 aboard the ship "Tudor" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 30th June 1857 [2]
  • Mrs. Anne Wickett, (b. 1825), aged 32, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 28th March 1857 aboard the ship "Tudor" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 30th June 1857 [2]

New Zealand Wickett migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Wickett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Teresa Wickett, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855

Contemporary Notables of the name Wickett (post 1700) +

  • Lloyd Meldrum Wickett (1920-2002), Canadian-born, American NFL football defensive tackle who played for the Detroit Lions in 1943 and 1946
  • Fred H Wickett, American oil operator in the 1920s, namesake of Wickett, Texas


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf


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