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The name Hick has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the son of Richard. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Hick Early Origins



The surname Hick was first found in Yorkshire where one of the first records of the name was found as a forename as Hikke de Sauteby who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
"The chancel [of Low Leyton in Essex] contains some elegant monuments of the family of Hickes." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hick Spelling Variations


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Hick Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hick include Hicks, Hickes, Hick, Hix and others.

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Hick Early History


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Hick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hick research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1551, 1629, 1621, 1628, 1543, 1612, 1596, 1680, 1642, 1715 and are included under the topic Early Hick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hick Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Baptist Hicks, 1st Viscount Campden (1551-1629), an English textile merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1628; Michael Hicks (1543-1612), an English courtier and politician...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hick In Ireland


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Hick In Ireland



Some of the Hick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christoffel Hick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Bartol Hick, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Mathew Hick, who settled in Virginia in 1774

Hick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Hick, aged 50, landed in New York in 1812
  • Franz Hick, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856

Hick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Hick, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Robert Hick, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. John Hick U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1786 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Lavinia Hick, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hick (post 1700)



  • John Harwood Hick (1922-2012), English-born philosopher of religion and theologian in America
  • John Hick JP DL MP FRSA (1815-1894), English industrialist, art collector and politician, best known for his improvement of steam-engines for cotton mills, eldest son of Benjamin Hick
  • Benjamin Hick (1790-1842), English civil and mechanical engineer and art collector, best known for his improvements to the steam engine
  • Jochen Hick (b. 1960), German film director and producer
  • Bruce Hick (b. 1963), Australian three-time gold, two-time silver and three-time bronze medalist rower
  • Andrew Hick (b. 1971), Australian former rugby league player
  • William Edmund Hick (1912-1974), British psychologist, a pioneer in the sciences of experimental psychology
  • Edwin Pentland Hick (b. 1919), British entrepreneur, author, publisher, best known for founding the Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo in North Yorkshire
  • Graeme Ashley Hick MBE (b. 1966), Zimbabwean-born cricketer who played 65 Test matches and 120 One Day Internationals for England

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Tout en bon heure
Motto Translation: All in good time.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Hick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hick 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.

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