Type Surname (from location & from given name)
Other Forms FormsWeech, Week, Weeks, Weeke, Weekes, Weich, Wich, Wych, Weetch, Wick, Wickes, Wicks, Wix, Wike, Witch, Wykes, Whick
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Contributor Contrib.TanorFaux on 7/1/2017
English: topographic name for someone who lived in an outlying settlement dependent on a larger village, Old English wic (Latin vicus), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Worcestershire. The term seems to have been used, in particular, to denote an outlying dairy farm or a salt works. English and German: from a medieval personal name, Middle English Wikke, German Wicko, a short form of any of various Germanic personal names formed with the element wig ‘battle’, ‘war’.