Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Hickenbotham is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived at Higginbottom in the county of Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Hickenbotham family
Cheshire 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 Hickenbotham family
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Hickenbotham Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hickenbotham has been spelled many different ways, including Higginbottom, Higginbotham, Hickenbottom, Hickinbottom, Higgenbottom, Higginbothem, Higinbotham, Higinbothem and many more.
Early Notables of the Hickenbotham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hickenbotham family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hickenbothams to arrive in North America:
Hickenbotham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Hickenbotham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
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