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

Wikins Early Origins



The surname Wikins 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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Wikins Spelling Variations


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Wikins Spelling Variations



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

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Wikins Early History


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Wikins Early History



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

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Wikins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wikins Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Wikins In Ireland


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Wikins In Ireland



Some of the Wikins 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mr. & Mrs. Wickens, who arrived in New York City in 1833; Elizabeth Wickens, who came to New York in 1838; George Wickens, who was naturalized in Michigan in 1855.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wikins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wikins (post 1700)



  • Thom Wikins, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Texas, 2012 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Wikins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wikins 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 18 January 2016 at 11:35.

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