All Quicks or Quickes are from England.The Quicks from the Netherlands came from Devon in the 1500's to the Netherlands as British troops to fight the Spanish.They stayed and then settled what is now New York.
The name Quick or Quicke, is the Anglo-Saxon cwic, alive, as opposite to being dead. The name is based on a tribe of Saxons called the Hwicce.
This is a quote from a local farmer on their website "The family name ‘Quicke’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon tribe called ‘Hwicki’, with a history going back 14 centuries. The Quicke family have been farming the Devon countryside for over 400 years
This interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and has a number of possible interpretations. The first of these is from the Old English pre 7th Century word "cwic", Middle English "quik", alive, lively, given originally as a nickname to an agile or lively person. Secondly, the surname may be topographical in origin, given to someone who lived by a kind of vegetation named from the Old English "cwic", lively, such as couch grass, known as "cwice" in Old English; the aspen (tree), which has leaves that tremble as if they were alive, known as "cwictreow"; or the poplar tree, widely used to make quickset hedges, the "cwicbeam" in Old English. A third meaning from the modern surname found as Quick and Quicke, is also topographical, for someone who lived at an outlying dairy farm, from the Old English "cu", cow, and "wic", outlying settlement
The Hwicce actually arrived in Britain from Frisia in the Netherlands rather than Germany proper and had a distinctive language from neighbouring tribes. The 'wi' part of the name is actually pronounced 'oa'. The 'cce' part is the equivalent of our 'x'. The pronunciation is, therefore, h-oa-x.
Who were the Hwicce? The earliest surviving document to record the name is the Tribal Hidage, now thought to date from 626.(19) Bede tells us that the South Saxon queen Eafe 'had been baptised in her own country, the kingdom of the Hwicce. She was the daughter of Eanfrith, Eanhere's brother, both of whom were Christians, as were their people.'(20) The implication is that Eanfrith and Eanhere were of the royal family of the Hwicce; the context places them in the mid-seventh century. Their names and those of subsequent Hwiccian royalty were Anglo-Saxon. Place names show that Anglo-Saxon settlement was widespread in the Hwiccian area, Anglian in the north, Saxon in the south. However pagan burials seem to cluster to the north- east.(21) Bede, whose aim was to provide a detailed account of the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons, fails to tell us how the Hwicce became Christian. So the British Church was probably responsible, rather than Pope Gregory's mission to the Anglo- Saxons, the details of which Bede carefully researched. Incoming settlers could have been converted by Christian neighbours. Alternatively the royal family may have sprung from intermarriage between a British ruling dynasty and an Anglo-Saxon military aristocracy. Bede shows that elsewhere such marriages could pave the way for the conversion of a whole people.