The original Gaelic form of Hickeson was O hUgin, which is derived from the word uiging, which is akin to the Norse word viking.
Early Origins of the Hickeson family
The surname Hickeson was first found in County Sligo
(Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht
in Northwestern Ireland
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Hickeson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hickeson research.Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1764, 1588, 1630, 1629, 1630, 1616, 1708, 1652, 1708, 1692 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Hickeson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hickeson Spelling Variations
Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations
were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Hickeson family name. Variations found include Higginson, Hickinson, Hickenson, Hickeson and many more.
Early Notables of the Hickeson family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family name at this time was Isabel Hickinson who was buried at St. Johns Church, Dublin
. Francis Higginson (1588-1630), was an English-born Puritan minister who led a group of about 350 settlers on six ships from England
to New England
in 1629, one year before the Winthrop Fleet... Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hickeson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hickeson family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Irish families
left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Hickeson: Anne, Charles, Frances, John, Mary, Neophytus, Samuel, Pheophilus, Timothy Higginson, who all settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1629; Humphrey Higginson settled in Virginia in 1635.
The Hickeson 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: Malo mori quam foedari
Motto Translation: I would rather die than be disgraced.