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Where did the English Hitchins family come from? What is the English Hitchins family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hitchins family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hitchins family history?The Hitchins name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Hitchins is derived from the baptismal name Richard. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hitchins were recorded, including Hitchins, Hitchen, Hitchens, Hitchin, Hitchings, Hitchins, Hitching and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hitchins research. Another 236 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1279 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Hitchins History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hitchins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hitchins family emigrate to North America:
Hitchins Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hitchins Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Hitchins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hitchins Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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