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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.

Hicken Early Origins



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.

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Hicken Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hicken Early History


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Hicken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hicken research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1501, 1595, 1720, 1578, 1659, 1624, 1691, 1659, 1661, 1679, 1670, 1735, 1720, 1801, 1796 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Hicken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hicken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hicken Early Notables (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...

Another 56 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hicken Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Hicken Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hicken (post 1700)


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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
  • Edward E. Hicken (b. 1876), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936
  • Chris Hicken, British singer, songwriter/composer, and producer

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Hicken Historic Events


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Hicken Historic Events




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 on June 19 1914

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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: Pro patria
Motto Translation: For my country


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Hicken Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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

Other References

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  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  5. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  7. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Hicken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hicken 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.

This page was last modified on 12 January 2016 at 13:43.

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