The Vickery Surname Project welcomes all participants. Surnames included in this project are Vacherie, Vicarey, Vicari, Vicaris, Vicary, Viccari, Viccars, Viccary, Vicery, Vickary, Vickers, Vickery, Vickory, Vickrey, Vickroy, Victory, Vicory, Vicrey, Vicroy, Vikery, Vikory, Vikrey, Vikroy. Vickery is the most commonly-used spelling. We encourage you to join today!
Vickery History, Family Crest, and Coats of Arms Information: The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought a new populous and culture into Great Britain, including many new surnames. The Vickery surname evolved from the place name, La Vacherie, in Normandy, where the family lived prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The Vickery family acquired their seat in Dunkeswell in Devon soon after the Norman Conquest. Early spellings in Devon included "Vicary" and its variations, but the spelling has evolved to "Vickery" as the most common spelling in use today. One of the goals of this surname project is to identify Vickery families with origin in Devon, England, UK.
The Vicary surname (and alternate spellings) was also researched in the past as part of the Vicary one-name study. You may learn more about this research by visiting the Vicary one-name study website at the following link:
Join today by purchasing a Y-DNA test. The Y-DNA test tells you about your direct male line from your father, his father, and on back in time for generations on the paternal line. You must be male to take this test, and you should have one of the surnames shown. If there is a Vicary, Vickery, or other variant-spelling in your direct male line, you are welcome to participate. If you are female, you will need to find a Vickery paternal-line male in your family tree to participate and represent your tree.
We encourage males to order a Y-DNA test for 67, 111, or 700 markers. If you order fewer markers, you may upgrade later, though this costs a little more. The Big Y 700 test at 700 STR markers, with SNP results included, is the highest level Y-DNA test available and was developed as the gold-standard paternal-line test for FTDNA surname projects. We encourage all previously-tested members to consider an upgrade from their current 37, 67 or 111-marker test to Big Y 700.
Your participation is an opportunity to uncover information not provided in the paper records, which may further your research of your family tree. As the project progresses, the results for the various family trees will provide information on the evolution of the surname.