SURNAME WICKS AND VARIANTS

This page shows the distribution of the surname Wicks and its variants in the 1881 census. Its gives the top 10 counties and the top 20 Poor Law Unions (PLU) in each case per 100,000 inhabitants. (There is no PLU information for Scotland.) The PLU locations for each of the first seven variants are plotted on a map. The data comes from the British Surname Atlas (www.archersoftware.co.uk). The maps are 2015 Geoff Wicks but they may be freely copied and reproduced provided a copyright attribution is made.

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* WICKS * WEEKS * WYKES * WEEKES * WICK * WICKES * WIX * WYCH * WIKE * WEECH * WEEK * WEETCH * WITCH * WHICK * WEEKE * WICH *

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WICKS

Poor Law Union Map

1881 Census: 4,213

Counties

1 Berkshire
2 Wiltshire
3 Norfolk
4 Oxfordshire
5 Sussex
6 Surrey
7 Hertfordshire
8 Suffolk
9 Middlesex
10 Essex

 

Poor Law Unions

1 Witshire Malmesbury 11 Middlesex Staines
2 Berkshire Reading 12 Surrey Chertsey
3 Wiltshire Chippenham 13 Berkshire Faringdon
4 Norfolk Swaffham 14 Wiltshire Cricklade
5 Wiltshire Melksham 15 Norfolk Thetford
6 Surrey Reigate 16 Norfolk Docking
7 Norfolk Freebridge Lynn 17 Berkshire Abingdon
8 Oxfordshire Henley 18 Berkshire Newbury
9 Berkshire Wokingham 19 Berkshire Cookham
10 Berkshire Bradfield 20 Suffolk Sudbury

 

WEEKS

Poor Law Union Map

1881 Census: 6,396

Counties

1 Alderney
2 Isle of Wight
3 Devonshire
4 Wiltshire
5 Somerset
6 Hampshire
7 Breconshire
8 Gloucestershire
9 Monmouthshire
10 Kent

 

Poor Law Unions

1 Witshire Amesbury 11 Hampshire Romsey
2 Devonshire Okehampton 12 Kent Tenterden
3 Alderney Alderney 13 Devonshire Kingsbridge
4 Somerset Wells 14 Hampshire Stockbridge
5 Sussex Ticehurst 15 Dorset Poole
6 Somerset Clutton 16 Hampshire Whitchurch
7 Devonshire Torrington 17 Cornwall Launceston
8 Wiltshire Chippenham 18 Gloucestershire Cirencester
9 Devonshire Plympton St. Mary 19 Devonshire Tavistock
10 Kent Cranbrook 20 Kent Hollingbourn

 

WYKES

Poor Law Union map

1881 Census: 1,045

Counties

1 Northamptonshire
2 Leicestershire
3 Kirkudbrightshire
4 Warwickshire
5 City of London
6 Huntingdonshire
7 Bedfordshire
8 Nottinghamshire
9 Derbyshire
10 Berkshire

 

Poor Law Unions (no Scottish information)

1 Northamptonshire Brixworth 11 Northamptonshire Wellingborough
2 Warwickshire Nuneaton 12 Northamptonshire Oundle
3 Leicestershire Hinckley 13 Northamptonshire Daventry
4 Northamptonshire Kettering 14 Dorset Shaftesbury
5 Leicestershire Barrow upon Soar 15 Hertfordshire Hemel Hempstead
6 Leicestershire Market Bosworth 16 Warwickshire Coventry
7 Leicestershire Ashby de la Zouch 17 Berkshire Bradfield
8 Warwickshire Atherstone 18 Huntingdonshire Huntingdon
9 Leicestershire Blaby 19 Nottinghamshire Southwell
10 Warwickshire Meriden 20 Northamptonshire Peterborough

 

WEEKES

Poor Law Union map

 

1881 Census: 758

Counties

1 Kent
2 Devonshire
3 Sussex
4 Anglesey
5 Cornwall
6 Surrey
7 Gloucestershire
8 Wiltshire
9 Somerset
10 Middlesex

 

Poor Law Unions

1 Kent Dartford 11 Kent Medway
2 Sussex Ticehurst 12 Devonshire Plymouth
3 Devonshire Kingsbridge 13 Sussex Battle
4 Kent West Ashford 14 Gloucestershire Dursley
5 Kent North Aylesford 15 London Woolwich
6 Kent Cranbrook 16 Cornwall Truro
7 Devonshire Okehampton 17 Devonshire Plympton St. Mary
8 Kent Tunbridge 18 Kent Tenterden
9 Gloucestershire Thornbury 19 Berkshire Easthampstead
10 Cornwall St. Germans 20 Surrey Guildford

 

WICK

Poor Law Union Map

1881 Census: 522

Counties

1 Orkney Isles
2 Norfolk
3 Cambridgeshire
4 Hertfordshire
5 Kircudbrightshire
6 County Durham
7 Yorks East Riding
8 Kent
9 Surrey
10 Herefordshire

 

Poor Law Unions (no Scottish information)

1 Cambridgeshire Caxton 11 Surrey Kingston
2 Norfolk Walsingham 12 Cambridgeshire Wisbech
3 Hertfordshire Royston 13 Norfolk Forehoe
4 Norfolk Depwade 14 Middlesex Hendon
5 Norfolk Wayland 15 Norfolk Docking
6 Yorkshire Beverley 16 Kent Dartford
7 Kent East Ashford 17 Durham Durham
8 Norfolk Downham 18 Cambridgeshire Ely
9 Durham Houghton le Spring 19 Lincolnshire Boston
10 Gloucestershire Tetbury 20 Norfolk Swaffham

 

WICKES

Poor Law Union map

 

1881 Census: 380

Counties

1 Northamptonshire
2 Leicestershire
3 Surrey
4 Gloucestershire
5 Warwickshire
6 Middlesex
7 Cambridgeshire
8 Berkshire
9 Worcestershire
10 Wiltshire

 

Poor Law Unions

1 Gloucestershire Tetbury 11 Kent Dover
2 Leicestershire Lutterworth 12 Hertfordshire St. Albans
3 Northamptonshire Northampton 13 London Shoreditch
4 Northamptonshire Brixworth 14 Leicestershire Market Harborough
5 Cambridgeshire Caxton 15 Wiltshire Melksham
6 Warwickshire Warwick 16 Kent Eastry
7 London Mile End Old Town 17 London St. Olave Southwark
8 Gloucestershire Cheltenham 18 Staffordshire Cheadle
9 Gloucestershire Gloucester 19 Gloucestershire Cirencester
10 Berkshire Reading 20 Somerset Bridgwater

 

WIX

Poor Law Union map

 

1881 Census: 269

Counties

1 Norfolk
2 Suffolk
3 Isle of Wight
4 Berkshire
5 Northamptonshire
6 Essex
7 Huntingdonshire
8 Hertfordshire
9 Surrey
10 (Insufficient details)

 

Poor Law Unions

1 Norfolk Guiltcross 11 Northamptonshire Wellingborough
2 Suffolk Woodbridge 12 Hampshire Hartley Wintney
3 Norfolk Freebridge Lynn 13 Essex Saffron Walden
4 Norfolk Downham 14 Essex Dunmow
5 Suffolk Plomesgate 15 Berkshire Windsor
6 Norfolk Mitford 16 Yorkshire Bramley
7 Cambridgeshire Wisbech 17 Essex Braintree
8 Hertfordshire Hemel Hempstead 18 Berkshire Reading
9 Norfolk Swaffham 19 Suffolk Cosford
10 Suffolk Thingoe 20 Suffolk Sudbury

 

OTHER VARIANTS

WYCH: There were 267 people in the 1881 census of whom 178 lived in Lancashire and 77 in Cheshire. The main Lancashire PLUs were Ashton under Lyne (68), Chorlton (30), Wigan (22), Salford (14) and Prestwich (13). The main Cheshire PLUs were Stockport (32), Macclesfield (25) and Altrincham (24)

WIKE: There were 95 people in the 1881 census of whom 45 lived in the West Riding of Yorkshire and 42 in Lancashire. The two main PLUs were Bury in Lancashire (33) and Barnsley in Yorkshire (28)

WEECH: There were 78 people in the 1881 census of whom 41 lived in Somerset and 11 in Gloucestershire. 28 lived in Langport, Somerset and 11 in Bristol, Gloucestershire.

WEEK: There were 67 people in the 1881 census of whom 17 lived in Surrey. There were 6 people living in each of Tavistock in Devon, Croydon in Surrey and St. Saviour Southwark in London and 5 in each of Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire, Barton Regis in Gloucestershire and Lambeth in London.

WEETCH: There were 48 people in the 1881 census of whom 27 lived in Middlesex and 14 in Somerset. 13 lived in Williton in Somerset, 8 in Poplar in London and 8 in Pancras in London.

WITCH: There were 43 people in the 1881 census of whom 10 lived in Somerset and 10 in Middlesex. 7 lived in Taunton in Somerset, 5 in Altrincham in Cheshire, 4 in Plymouth in Devon and 4 in Marylebone in London.

WHICK: There were 27 people in the 1881 census of whom 22 lived in Staffordshire. 13 of these lived in Dudley and 9 in West Bromwich.

WEEKE: There were 16 people in the 1881 census of whom 7 lived in the East Riding of Yorkshire and 6 in Middlesex. 7 lived in Hull in Yorkshire and 4 in Marylebone in London.

WICH: There were 11 people in the 1881 census of whom 6 lived in Middlesex, 4 in the Orkney Isles and 1 in Lancashire. 5 lived in Hampstead in London.

 

SUMMARY

The county with the highest proportion of Wicks variants is Surrey. Berkshire and Wiltshire have 4 variants each; Gloucestershire, Kent, Middlesex, Norfolk and Northamptonshire 3 variants each; and Cambridgeshire, Devonshire, Essex, Hertfordshire ,Huntingdonshire, Isle of Wight, Kircudbrightshire, Leicestershire, Somerset, Suffolkand Sussex 2 variants each.

Five Variants:

Surrey: Wicks, Weekes, Wick, Wickes, Wix

 

Four Variants:

Berkshire: Wickes, Wykes, Wickes, Wix

- Bradfield: Wicks, Wykes

- Reading: Wicks, Wickes, Wix

 

Wiltshire: Wicks, Weeks, Weekes, Wickes

- Chippenham: Wicks, Weeks

- Melksham: Wicks, Wickes

 

Three Variants:

Gloucestershire: Weeks, Weekes, Wickes

- Cirencester: Weeks, Wickes

- Tetbury: Wick, Wickes

 

Kent: Weeks, Weekes, Wick

- Cranbrook: Weeks, Weekes

- Dartford: Weekes, Wick

- Tenterden: Weeks, Weekes

 

Middlesex: Wicks, Weekes, Wickes

 

Norfolk: Wicks, Wick, Wix

- Docking: Wicks, Wick

- Downham: Wick, Wix

- Freebridge Lynn: Wicks, Wix

- Swaffham: Wicks, Wick, Wix

 

Northamptonshire: Wykes, Wickes, Wix

- Brixworth: Wykes, Wicks

- Wellingborough: Wykes, Wix

 

Two Variants:

Cambridgeshire: Wick, Wickes

- Caxton: Wick, Wickes

- Wisbech: Wick, Wix

 

Devonshire: Weeks, Weekes

- Kingsbridge: Weeks, Weekes

- Okehampton: Weeks, Weekes

- Plympton St. Mary: Weeks, Weekes

 

Essex: Wicks, Wix

 

Hertfordshire: Wykes, Wix

- Hemel Hempstead: Wykes, Wix

 

Huntingdonshire: Wykes, Wix

 

Isle of Wight: Weeks, Wix

 

Kircudbrightshire: Wykes, Wick

 

Leicestershire: Wykes, Wickes

 

Somerset: Weeks, Weekes

 

Suffolk: Wicks, Wix

- Sudbury: Wicks, Wix

 

Sussex: Wicks, Weekes

- PLU: Ticehurst: Weeks, Weekes

 

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