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The Wickham surname is a habitation name, derived from any of various places so named.

Wickham Early Origins



The surname Wickham was first found in Hampshire at Wickham, anciently spelt Wykeham, a village and civil parish which dates back to c. 925-941 when it was spelt Wicham. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, it was listed as Wicheham. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
This village was the birth place of William of Wykeham (c. 1320-1404), Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England. He founded New College Oxford and New College School in 1379, and later founded Winchester College in 1382. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place name literally means "homestead associated with a vicus (reference to its ancient Roman settlement)." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"[Birchanger in Essex] was given by Richard II. to William of Wykeham, for the endowment of New College, Oxford, the Warden and Fellows of which are the present proprietors." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The parish of Garsington in Oxfordshire was another ancient family seat. "The church [of Garsington], an ancient and venerable structure, contains some handsome monuments to the family of Wickham." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Wickham Spelling Variations


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Wickham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wickham, Wickombe, Wycombe, Wickholm, Wigham, Wickcombe, Wigholm, Wickholme, Wykham, Wyckham, Wygholme, Wiggam, Wiggham and many more.

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Wickham Early History


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Wickham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wickham research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1305, 1400, 1584, 1595, 1539, 1595, 1584, 1595, 1595 and 1335 are included under the topic Early Wickham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wickham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wickham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wickham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wickham In Ireland


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Wickham In Ireland



Some of the Wickham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 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:

Wickham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Wickham, who settled in Connecticut in 1648
  • Thomas Wickham, who landed in Connecticut in 1648
  • Ann Wickham, who arrived in Maryland in 1652
  • Xpian Wickham, who landed in Virginia in 1665
  • John Wickham, who came to Maryland in 1669
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wickham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Moses Wickham, who came to New York in 1713
  • Matthew Wickham, who came to Virginia in 1764

Wickham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D L Wickham, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Edward Wickham, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856

Wickham Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Wickham, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Wickham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Wickham, who was granted land near Freshwater, St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1839 [4]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

Wickham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Wickham, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • George Wickham, a glazier, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Henry Wickham, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • Samuel Wickham, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • Elizabeth Wickham, aged 16, a servant, arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Africaine.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wickham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wickham (post 1700)



  • John Wickham (1763-1839), American Loyalist and attorney, represented Vice-President Aaron Burr at his treason trial
  • Glynne Wickham (1922-2004), English (South African born) Professor of Drama University of Bristol
  • Saskia Wickham (b. 1967), British actress, best known for her role as Dr. Erica Matthews in the television drama series Peak Practice between 1996 and 1998
  • Jeffry Wickham (1933-2014), British film and television actor, father of Saskia Wickhman
  • John Adams Wickham (b. 1928), United States Army Chief of Staff (1983-87)
  • John Clements Wickham (1798-1864), Captain of the HMS Beagle (the vessel previously used by Charles Darwin), conducted surveying expeditions along the Australian coastline

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Wickham Historic Events


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Wickham Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Nina Wickham, New Zealander 2nd Class passenger from New Zealand, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

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Suggested Readings for the name Wickham


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Suggested Readings for the name Wickham



  • Descendants of Noyes Wickham by Evelyn Wickham Hale.

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Wickham Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Africaine.htm

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Wickham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wickham 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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