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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 the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 32 Wicker families living in North Carolina. This was about 23% of all the recorded Wicker's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Wicker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wicker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wicker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wicker. 27% of Wicker men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Wicker women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wicker were Carpenter and Waitress.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Waitress
    5%
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Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Wicker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wicker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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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 USA, 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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