Recent studies suggest the name Wickham dates back to the eighth century. The earliest presence of the surname was found in 1300 from the county of Cornwall in England. In the fifteenth century a considerable group of travellers known as Wickham's migrated to the British colonies in Australia.
Leicestershire currently holds the greatest density of families with the last name Wickham. If a certain legal document is to be believed the late 18th century Wickham's liked a drink or two. A tarnished history is clear, especially around the summer of 1899 when Dean Wickham stole a vase and was sentenced to prison.