Hext is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was a name given to a a tall and lanky person. In Old English, the word hext
referred to someone who was tall.
A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Hext family
The surname Hext was first found in Devon
where the name derived from the Anglo Saxon Hexta or Hext meaning "the highest." The family name emerged at Kingston in Devon
where they were Lords of the manor for many centuries.
Early History of the Hext family
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Hext Spelling Variations
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 Hext were recorded, including Hexta, Hext, Heckst and others.
Early Notables of the Hext family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hext family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hext Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Hext, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
Contemporary Notables of the name Hext (post 1700)
- Billy Robert Hext (1939-2001), American politician, Mayor of Odessa, Texas, 2000 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Alice Hext (d. 1939), English owner of Trebah, a 26-acre sub-tropical garden situated in Cornwall, from 1907 to her death in 1939. She served as Justice of the Peace from 1921 until 1939
- Michael Hext, trombonist in the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and in 1978 the first ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition
- Major General Frederick Maurice Hext, OBE, FRSA, Member Wessex RHB, Chairman Isle of Wight Group Hospital Management Committee
Historic Events for the Hext family
- Mr. Ronald Hext, British Ordnance Artificer 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html