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Hicks Family Crest

Hicks is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the son of Richard. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. The variations of the surname Hicks include Hicks, Hickes, Hick, Hix and others. First found in Yorkshire where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Hicks of the Gloucester branch settled in Long Island in 1665; Mathew Hick settled in Virginia in 1774; Elizabeth Hicks settled in Virginia in...

Wilson Family Crest

The ancient Viking-Scottish name Wilson is derived from the personal name William, and means “son of William” or “son of Wil.” The different spelling variations of wilson include Wilson, Willson, Wilsone, Wulson, Wilsoun and others. First found in Berwickshire, where the wilson family held a seat from ancient times. In their new home, Scots found land and opportunity, and some even fought for their new freedom in the American War of Independence. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Wilson name: John Wilson, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Christopher Wilson, a Scotch prisoner sent to Boston in 1651; Andrew Wilson, who arrived in New England in...

Luther Family Crest

Hello there, today‚Äôs first last name of today is the Luther Family Crest. I hope you enjoy it. In mediaeval German “lud” meant “fame” and “liut” or “Leute” meant “people” or “folk;” while “her,” meant “army.” Thus “liut-her” meant “person in the army,” while “lud-her” would be a “famous soldier.” Spelling variations of this family name include: Luther, Lutter, Luter, Lueder, Leuthiold, Luethold, Lutte and many more. First found in Saxony, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Caspar Luther, who came to America in 1720. Christian Luther came to Philadelphia in 1751; Ludwig Luther came in 1753; Engelbert Luther came to Texas in...