The German surname Wicker is of two distinct origins. Firstly the name may be occupational in origin, deriving from the Middle High German, Middle Low German term wicker meaning “a soothsayer or a magician.” In the second instance the name Wicker is of patronymic origin from the Old High German personal name composed of the elements wig meaning “battle, or war” and heri meaning “army.” The earliest reference to the name Wicker is in Hamburg in the 15th Century. Immigration records show that the name first came to the United States in the 18th Century. Presently there are 10,000 bearers of the name Wicker in the US.
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