The ancestors of the name Hickcox date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in Huntingdonshire. The name could also have been a baptismal name derived as the son of Richard.
Early Origins of the Hickcox family
The surname Hickcox 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 Hickcox family
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Hickcox Spelling Variations
Hickcox has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hickcox have been found, including Hicock, Hichcoke, Hickox, Hickhock, Hickhocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Hickcox family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hickcox family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hickcoxs to arrive on North American shores:
Hickcox Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Grace Dodds Hickcox, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1905
- Lily Edith Hickcox, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1910
- Walter Edwin E. Hickcox, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1910
- Samuel T Hickcox, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1913
Contemporary Notables of the name Hickcox (post 1700)
- John Howard Hickcox Sr. (1832-1897), American librarian and bookseller
- Charles Buchanan Hickcox (1947-2010), American nine-time gold medalist swimmer