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Wicker Name Meaning

German: occupational name from Middle High German, Middle Low German wicker ‘soothsayer’, ‘magician’. German: from an Old High German personal name composed of the elements wig ‘battle’, ‘war’ + heri ‘army’. English: topographic name for someone who lived or worked in an outlying settlement, from a derivative of Old English wic (see Wick).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Dicker, Picker, Bicker, Ficker, Zwicker, Vicker, Witter, Kicker

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Where is the Wicker family from?

You can see how Wicker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wicker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wicker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 123 Wicker families living in London. This was about 26% of all the recorded Wicker's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Wicker families in 1891.
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What did your Wicker ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Wicker. 32% of Wicker men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Wicker women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wicker were Bricklayer and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    32%
  • Postman
    14%
  • Jobbing Gardener
    10%
  • Bricklayer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Private Means
    4%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wicker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Wicker. For the veterans among your Wicker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wicker lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wicker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wicker in 1943 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

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