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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.

Hext Early Origins



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.

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Hext Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hext Early History


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Hext Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hext research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1580 is included under the topic Early Hext History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hext Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hext Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hext 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hext Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hext landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hext (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hext (post 1700)



  • Billy Robert Hext (1939-2001), American politician, Mayor of Odessa, Texas, 2000
  • 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

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Hext Historic Events


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Hext Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Ronald Hext, British Ordnance Artificer 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Hext Family Crest Products


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Hext Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Hext Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hext 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 October 2016 at 10:30.

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