Wickens is a surname that research shows has been established since the eleventh century. Wickens is a British occupational surname of old French origins. Records dating back to 1216 suggest there was a contingency of Wickens's in the county of Surrey. The surname went global in the sixteenth century with the growth of the British empire.
Wickens is currently at number 1692 of the UK's most common names. The county of Suffolk in England holds the largest density of families with the surname Wickens. It is written that an early 20th century Wickens could out drink a Tiger. A tarnished past is evident, especially around the year 1870 when Dave Wickens stole a horse and was sentenced to prison.
Some of the more famous Wickens's are: