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Where did the English Mixson family come from? What is the English Mixson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mixson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mixson family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Moxon, Mockson, Moxom, Moxsom, Moxson, Mokeson, Moakson, Mokson and many more.

First found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of lands in that shire Siward Mocesun, a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. He also held at Bury. He was of Calvados in Normandy.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mixson research. Another 153 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1499, 1627, 1691 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Mixson History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 55 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mixson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mixson Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Janos Mixson, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Kelcse, in 1901
  • William H. Mixson, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Ashley St. J. Mixson, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1913

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  • John Wayne Mixson (b. 1922), American politician, the 39th Governor of the U.S. state of Florida
  • Mark Mixson, American actor, best known for his role in Thin Ice (1981)
  • Tee Jay Mixson, American actor, best known for his role in The Trace (2012)


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Mixson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mixson 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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