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Wickson name origin

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Wickson Wixon

Wick itself is the Old Norse name for a bay, as in wick in Scotland, or Wicklow in Ireland. In the North East of the UK and Ireland, it suggests that it is the son of a man who was from Wick, and thus had that place surname. However, in the South West of the UK, and in Oxfordshire in particular, it takes on another meaning. These areas were not part of the Dane Geld, but Saxon, and so Wickson is the son of wick, or vik, from vikingr, or Viking. Thus, it is the Vikings son, or name given to the son of a Dane in the western half of the country before 1066.

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on 2006-01-31 07:55:51

Dave Calladine , from Yeovil, Somerset, UK, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2006. is researching the following names: CALLADINE, LAUNCHBURY, FULLER and 22 other(s).

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