Meaning and Origin of: Weeks

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : patronymic from the Middle English personal name Wikke (see Wick 2).
  • English : variant of Wick 1.
  • It may also be an Americanization of Scandinavian Vik.
  • This surname was brought to North America independently by several different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. One of the earliest on record is Leonard Weeks, who emigrated from Somerset, England, to Portsmouth, NH, some time before 1656.