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Vicker Name Meaning

English: occupational name or nickname from Anglo-Norman French vikere vicare vicaire ‘vicar’ denoting someone who acted as a parish priest in place of the parson or rector. It became a regular word for a parish priest because in practice most benefice holders were absentees. As priests vicars were officially celibate so the eponymous ancestors of modern bearers of the surname may either have been illegitimate children of a vicar or more likely bore Vikere as a nickname; compare Priest and Parson . English: variant of Vigar with devoicing of medial /g/ to /k/ perhaps by confusion with the word or name in 1 above. Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McVicar an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac áBhiocair (Scottish) or Mac an Bhiocaire (Irish) ‘son of the vicar’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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 United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 51 Vicker families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Vicker's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Vicker families in 1891.
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What did your Vicker ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Upholsterer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Vicker. 25% of Vicker men worked as an Upholsterer and 88% of Vicker women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vicker were Bank Cashier and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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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

  • Upholsterer
    25%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Master Grocer
    25%
  • Bank Cashier
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    88%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    4%
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    4%
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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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