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Wickstrom is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Wickstrom family lived in Cheshire, at the manor of Wicksted.

Wickstrom Early Origins



The surname Wickstrom was first found in Cheshire where they were Lords of the manor of Wicksted from early times, and were granted the lands by William the Conqueror. Conjecturally they are descended from a Norman noble named William Malbank who held Wilkesley and Nantwich, both of which were the early Lordships occupied by the Wicksteads. Nantwich at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 was a salt-pit and salt-pans, and Wicksted was a hawk's eyrie.

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Wickstrom Spelling Variations


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Wickstrom Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Wickested, Wicksted, Wickstead, Wickstede, Wixstead, Wixested, Wigsted, Wigstead, Whicksted, Whickstede and many more.

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Wickstrom Early History


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Wickstrom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wickstrom research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1795 is included under the topic Early Wickstrom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wickstrom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wickstrom Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Wickstrom In Ireland


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Wickstrom In Ireland



Some of the Wickstrom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 94 words (7 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Wickstrom or a variant listed above: Richard Wixted who landed in America in 1700.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Prudentia in adversis
Motto Translation: Prudence in adversity.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

    The Wickstrom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wickstrom 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 20 January 2014 at 17:32.

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