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The ancestors of the name Hickforthay date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hickforthay family lived in the old village of Hickford, Shropshire.

Early Origins of the Hickforthay family


The surname Hickforthay 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. [1]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)

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Early History of the Hickforthay family

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Early History of the Hickforthay family


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Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1581 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Hickforthay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hickforthay Spelling Variations

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Hickforthay Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hickforthay are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hickforthay include: Hickford, Hikford, Hicford, Higford, Higeford, Hugford and many more.

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Early Notables of the Hickforthay family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Hickforthay family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hickforthay family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Hickforthay family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hickforthay or a variant listed above: John Hickford, who sailed to Maine in 1640 and Thomas Hickford to Maryland in 1669.

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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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