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The Anglo-Saxon name Hicking comes from when the family resided in Hickling, a parish in the county of Norfolk.

Hicking Early Origins



The surname Hicking was first found in Norfolk at Hickling, a village and a civil parish that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Hikelinga. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally meant "settlement of a family or followers of man called Hicel," from the Old English personal name + "-ingas". [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"A priory of Black canons, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, St. Augustine, and All Saints, was founded in the year 1185, by Theobald de Valentia or Valoins." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another Hickling is found in Nottinghamshire. This village near Melton Mowbray is on the southernmost border of Nottinghamshire. In this case, the place name was first listed as Hikelinge c. 1000 and later listed as Hechelinge in the Domesday Book. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
St. Luke's church "is a handsome ancient structure, with a lofty tower: the lid of a stone coffin, curiously inscribed with Runic characters, has been discovered in the chancel." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hicking Early History


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Hicking Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hicking research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1163 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Hicking History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hicking Spelling Variations


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Hicking Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hicking include Hickling, Hicklin, Hicking and others.

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Hicking Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hicking Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hicking Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary A. Hicking, aged 28, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874

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