Research shows that the name Wicks has been around since the ninth century. Wicks is a middle English occupational surname. Records dating back to 1471 suggest there was a contingency of Wicks's in the county of Leicestershire. The word Wicks is thought to have derived from a Middle Ages term.
A survey taken by H.M. Treasury in 1944 found frequent occurance of this surname. Surrey currently holds the largest density of people with the surname Wicks. If a certain legal document is to be believed the late nineteenth century Wicks's liked a drink or five. Never too far from controversy two brothers Tim Wicks and Rob Wicks were sent to jail in 1898 for allegedly stealing a race horse. Members of the Wicks family participated in the American civil war. 116
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