Pickwick Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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More common variations are: Pickwic, Bickwick, Picwyck, Pechwick, Pickock, Pikik, Beckwick, Pickweek, Buckwick, Picock.

The surname Pickwick first appeared in Wiltshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Estate.  The Saxon rule of English history declined after the Battle of Hastings in 1066.  The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman-controlled prevailed.  But Saxon surnames remained, and the family name first mentioned in the year 1275 when William de Pickwick held estates in that county.

Individuals with the surname Pickwick settled in Canada in the 19th century.  Some of the people with the surname Pickwick who came to Canada in the 19th century included Joseph Pickwick, who arrived in Ontario in the year 1871.

Some of the individuals with the surname Pickwick who landed in Australia in the 19th century included Levi Pickwick, an English prisoner from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the “Asia” in October the year 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

(William Eleazar Pickwick, Esq., of Bathford, co. Somerset). Per fess embattled gu. and az. in chief two pickaxes and in base a cross moline or. Crest—A hart’s head couped erm. attired or, gorged with a collar gu. therefrom a chain reflexed over the neck gold, betw. two wings az.