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Origin and popularity of the name HICK


Hick : 1: English: of Norman origin from the Middle English personal name Hikke a rhyming pet form of Ricard a Norman-Picard form of Richard. The substitution of H- as the initial resulted from the inability of the English to cope with the velar Norman R-. Compare Hitch.2: German Flemish and Dutch: from Hicke a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with hild ‘strife battle’ as the first element.3: German: from a pet form (see Huck) of the personal name Hugo.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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