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Vicker Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a parish priest, Middle English vica(i)re, vikere (Old French vicaire, from Latin vicarius ‘substitute’, ‘deputy’). The word was originally used to denote someone who carried out pastoral duties on behalf of the absentee holder of a benefice. It became a regular word for a parish priest because in practice most benefice holders were absentees. Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McVicker, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac áBhiocair (Scottish) or Mac an Bhiocaire (Irish) ‘son of the vicar’.

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


Similar surnames: Dicker, Bicker, Wicker, Picker, Vickers, Vickery, Kicker, Ducker

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Where is the Vicker family from?

You can see how Vicker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vicker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vicker families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Vicker families living in New York. This was about 22% of all the recorded Vicker's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Vicker families in 1840.
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What did your Vicker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vicker. 28% of Vicker men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Vicker women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vicker were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housework
    7%
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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Vicker. For the veterans among your Vicker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vicker lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Vicker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Vicker in 1964 was 76, and 86 in 2004.

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