Wyck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wyck family

The surname Wyck was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Utrecht, a city and capital of the province of Utrecht. The ramparts of this ancient city were destroyed in 1830. The Domkerk (1254) is on the site of the original church of St. Willibrord in 720. In the crypt are the hearts of Conrad II (1039) and Henry V (1125) two German Emperors. The Museum is notable for its relics and artifacts. Its tumultuous history was strongly influenced by religious conflict. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Wyck family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wyck research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1816, 1869, 1616, 1677, 1652, 1702 and 1652 are included under the topic Early Wyck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wyck Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wyck, Wycke, Wijk, Wyckes, Wycks, Wyckez, Wyckz, Wyckk, van Wyck, van Wick, Wicke, Weick, Wieck and many more.

Early Notables of the Wyck family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Thomas Wijck (also Thomas Wijk, or Thomas Wyck) (1616-1677), a Dutch painter; and his son, Jan Wyck (also Jan Wiyck, or Jan Wick) (1652-1702), a Dutch Baroque painter. He was "a distinguished Dutch painter of interiors, markets, and Italian seaports, was born at Haarlem on 29 Oct. 1652. He was a pupil of...
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wyck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Wyck migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wyck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Eduard Ludwig Von Wyck, who arrived in America in 1855

Contemporary Notables of the name Wyck (post 1700) +

  • Van Wyck Brooks (1886-1963), Pulitzer Prize winning (History, 1937) American writer and historian

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