In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Hichach surname lived in Huntingdonshire. The name could also have been a baptismal name derived as the son of Richard.
Early Origins of the Hichach family
The surname Hichach was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hichach family
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Hichach Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hichach are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hichach include: Hicock, Hichcoke, Hickox, Hickhock, Hickhocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Hichach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hichach family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hichach or a variant listed above: Captain Hickcocke settled in Virginia in 1623; Otis Hickok, an emigrant from Ireland
, who fought in the War of 1812 and settled in Vermont; and M. Hickox settled in San Francisco in 1850..