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Bixby Early Origins



The surname Bixby was first found in Suffolk and Nottingham where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bixby Spelling Variations


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Bixby Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bixby include Bigsby, Bixby, Bigby, Bigbury, Bigsbury and many more.

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Bixby Early History


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Bixby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bixby research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1792 and 1881 are included under the topic Early Bixby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bixby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bixby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bixby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Bixby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Bixby who settled in Massachusetts in 1620
  • Joseph Bixby, who arrived in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1640

Bixby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Simon Bixby, who arrived in New York in 1826
  • W Bixby, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bixby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bixby (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Ernest Aaron Bixby (1899-1965), American Post Commander, 7824 Station Complement Unit, US European Command (1949)
  • Jonathan Bixby (1959-2001), American costume designer and a founding member of Drama Dept
  • Maynard Bixby (1853-1935), American mineralogist and mineral collector
  • Brigadier General William Herbert Bixby (1849-1928), District Engineer in Newport, Rhode Island from 1897 to 1902
  • Wilfred Bailey "Bill" Bixby (1934-1993), American three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated television actor and director, known for his roles on My Favorite Martian, The Courtship of Eddie's Father and The Incredible Hulk
  • Tams Bixby (1855-1922), American newspaper editor and publisher, and government administrator
  • Jaydee Bixby (b. 1990), Canadian country musician

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ad astra
Motto Translation: To the stars.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Bixby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bixby 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 August 2016 at 01:08.

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