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

Wickins Early Origins



The surname Wickins 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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Wickins Spelling Variations


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Wickins Spelling Variations



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

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Wickins Early History


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Wickins Early History



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

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Wickins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wickins Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Wickins In Ireland


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Wickins In Ireland



Some of the Wickins 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:

Wickins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John J Wickins, aged 6, landed in New York in 1862
  • Rosetta Wickins, who arrived in New York in 1862
  • Sarah Wickins, aged 26, landed in New York in 1862
  • William Wickins, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1862

Wickins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Wickins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Wickins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wickins 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 16 April 2015 at 17:55.

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