The English surname Wicks, also found in Scotland and Ireland is of occupational or locative origin. The name Wicks finds it's origin in the old English name " Wic " from the Latin word " Vicus " meaning a dairy farm or settlement, the family name means someone that lived by or worked at such a place. The name Wicks is first recorded in English documents in the 11th Century when Alueredus de Uuica was registered in the county of Somerset in 1084. Today there are approximately 300 bearers of the name Wicks living in the United States.
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