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Hicks family page

This family gave Jersey one of its most famous actors


Actor Seymour Hicks with his wife Ellaline and baby Betty in 1907

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Origins of surname

This surname originated in Medieval times from the personal name Richard, which in turn had French and German origins from the 6th century.

Early records

Although there are only baptisms on record in Jersey from 1838 onwards, the variations in spelling shown below indicate that the family was present in Jersey much earlier. Jean Hiques and Este Hottin were married in St Martin in 1597 and had seven children baptised there over the next two decades.


  • Hicks
  • Hicques 1571
  • Hiques 1528
  • Gicques 1515
  • Hicq’z 1461-78
  • Hyques 1331
  • Hicquez 1580
  • Hicqz 1571

Family records


Family trees


Births and baptisms


Family histories and biographies

Two biographies of a famous actor


Great War service

  • Vernon William Farquharson Hicks (1897- ) (St H), Lieutenant, Royal Irish Regiment, wounded, PoW


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Hicks family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Anne Hicks of Buckland, Monschorum, Devon, now of Gorey Village, Grouville - 9 October 1882, D/Y/A/42
  • Charles Hicks of 4 Elizabeth Place, St Helier, retired Lieut-General in her Majesty's Indian Army - 7 May 1891, D/Y/A/50
  • Emma Hicks, bequeaths all personal property to the Church of St Simon's and the poor of the district - 29 May 1873, D/Y/A/37
  • George Hicks of 22, Waverley Terrace, St Saviour, Lieutenant General in Her Majesty's Army and Companion of the Bath , bequeaths to Charles F Hicks Shakespeare in twelve volumes - 1 November 1873, D/Y/A/37
  • John Hickman, 2 Rockhampton Villas, St Aubins Road, St Helier - 1 January 1931, D/Y/A/91

Family album

Family gravestones

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