The name Hickfort is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when a family lived in the old village of Hickford, Shropshire
Early Origins of the Hickfort family
The surname Hickfort was first found in Shropshire
, but we must look to Oxfordshire
to find one of the first listings of the name, that being Edith de Hicford who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Hickfort family
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Hickfort Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hickfort family name include Hickford, Hikford, Hicford, Higford, Higeford, Hugford and many more.
Early Notables of the Hickfort family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hickfort family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hickfort surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Hickford, who sailed to Maine in 1640 and Thomas Hickford to Maryland in 1669.