Unfortunately, my knowledge of my family tree is very limited. The vast majority of my family is focused in eastern PA and that's almost all that I know. My father is Victor Fickes, his father was Vernon Fickes, and I believe that farther back along the line is a Virgil Fickes. If anyone's family tree goes in this direction, please contact me. I am attempting to go as far back as I can and determine when my family came to the US. Fickes is pronounced with two syllables. The first the first, Fic, is pronounced to rhyme with "pick." The second syllable is pronounced to rhyme with "less."