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Hext History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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 [1]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



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Ronald Hext, British Ordnance Artificer 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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