Show ContentsHichisson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hichisson was first used by Viking settlers in ancient Scotland. It was derived from Huchon, a diminutive form of Hugh. 1 Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. This name is the equivalent of Hugh in the vernacular of Scotland. The suffix 'son' indicates "son of."

Early Origins of the Hichisson family

The surname Hichisson was first found in Northumberland. The family originated at Castle Cronenberg in Norway about 900 A.D. Hutchin, a Viking noble accompanied Harold Harfager, who settled on the north east coast at Bishop Middleham in Northumberland. Later, some of the family were found in Yorkshire as the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Mathew Huchonson; Isota Huchonson; Willelmus Hugehonson; and Mathew Huchonson. 2

"In the 17th century the Hutchinsons held property around the city of Durham; at that time they were the most numerous and respectable of the yeomanry of the village of Bishop Middleham, but in the 18th century many of them migrated to Stockton and Whitton in the same county." 3

Early History of the Hichisson family

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Hichisson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hutchinson, Hutchenson and others.

Early Notables of the Hichisson family

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was William Hutchinson (1586-1642), born in Lincolnshire who arrived in Boston aboard the Griffin in 1634 became a prominent merchant and judge in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and one of the founders of Rhode Island. Sir Thomas Hutchinson (1587-1643), was an English Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire. Colonel John Hutchinson (1615-1664), was an English Puritan leader and politician who signed the death warrant of King Charles I, but was not executed, but in 1663 he was accused of involvement in the Derwentdale Plot and sent to prison where he eventually died. Anne Hutchinson (1591-1643), was one of...
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Ireland Migration of the Hichisson family to Ireland

Some of the Hichisson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hichisson family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Hutchinson, who settled in Boston in 1634; with Mary his wife; Richard Hutchinson settled in Salem in 1630; along with Thomas; Joe Hutchinson settled in Virginia in 1634.

  1. Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print. on Facebook