The Hickenbottom name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived at Higginbottom in the county of Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Hickenbottom family
The surname Hickenbottom was first found in 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 Hickenbottom family
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Hickenbottom Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hickenbottom has undergone many spelling variations
, including Higginbottom, Higginbotham, Hickenbottom, Hickinbottom, Higgenbottom, Higginbothem, Higinbotham, Higinbothem and many more.
Early Notables of the Hickenbottom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hickenbottom family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hickenbottom were among those contributors:
Hickenbottom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Hickenbottom, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)