I am trying to find the place of origin for the Bickse who emigrated from the Duchy of Brunswick/Braunschweig ca. 1848. The surname Bickse cannot be found anywhere in Germany, so I assume the name was Americanized.
Does anyone have Bickse ancestors and knows what the German name was (judging by the pronunciation it might have been Biske for instance)
Any ideas or hints are greatly appreciated.