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Hicken History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Hicken originally appeared in Gaelic as O huigin, which is derived from the word uiging, which is akin to the Norse word viking.


Early Origins of the Hicken family


The surname Hicken was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times. This distinguished Irish Clann was a branch of the O'Neills, said to descend from a grandson of Niall of the Nine Hostages, the 4th century High King of Ireland and founder of the Uí Neill Clan.

Early History of the Hicken family


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Hicken Spelling Variations


Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Hicken family name include Higgins, Higgin, O'Higgin, Higgans, Higgens and many more.

Early Notables of the Hicken family (pre 1700)


Prominent amongst the family at this time was Shean Duff O'Higgins (17th century), Lord of Ballynary, Sligo; Theophilus Higgons (c.1578-1659), an English divine and convert to Catholicism; Sir Thomas Higgons (c 1624-1691), an English diplomat and politician, Member of Parliament for Malmesbury in 1659, and Windsor (1661-1679); Bevil Higgons (1670-1735), an...
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Migration of the Hicken family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hicken Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Abel Hicken, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • Mr. Thomas Hicken, (b. 1845), aged 13, Cornish labourer departing from Plymouth on 25th February 1858 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 14th May 1858 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf

Hicken Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Hicken, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Easterhill" in 1882

Contemporary Notables of the name Hicken (post 1700)


  • Donna Hicken Deegan (b. 1961), American author, breast cancer awareness advocate, wife of Dan Hicken
  • Daniel Patrick "Dan" Hicken (b. 1963), American sports director and weeknight sports anchor for First Coast News, Jacksonville, Florida
  • W. A. Hicken (b. 1859), American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 57th District, 1917-18 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward E. Hicken (b. 1876), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Chris Hicken, British singer, songwriter/composer, and producer

Historic Events for the Hicken family



Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. George Hicken (1887-1914), English Miner from Cannock Registration District, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners

The Hicken 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: Pro patria
Motto Translation: For my country


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Citations


  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners


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