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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Hickman came from the baptismal name for the son of Hickman. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

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The surname Hickman was first found in Oxfordshire where the Hickman family of Gainsborough trace back to Robert Fitz-Hickman, lord of the manors of Bloxham and Wickham. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Hykeman was listed with no forename and Walter Hikeman was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1279 in Oxfordshire. Richard Hykemon and Juliana Hykemones were both listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hickman has been recorded under many different variations, including Hickman, Hykeman, Hyckman and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hickman research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1629, 1682, 1660, 1692, 1627, 1687, 1648, 1713, 1703 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Hickman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Distinguished members of the family include Lord Hickman; Sir Willoughby Hickman, 1st Baronet; Sir William Hickman, 2nd Baronet (1629-1682), an English politician, Member of Parliament for East Retford (1660); Henry Hickman (died 1692), an English ejected...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hickman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Hickman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hickman or a variant listed above:

Hickman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Hickman settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Henry Hickman, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Sarah Hickman, who landed in Virginia in 1641
  • Thomas Hickman, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Thomas Hickman settled in Virginia in 1652
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Hickman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Hickman, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Jonah Hickman, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Tho Hickman, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Andrews Hickman, aged 34, landed in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Cronomus Hickman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744
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Hickman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew, Adam, John, Joseph, Peter, Selby Hickman all settled in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1860

Hickman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Casper Hickman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Catherina Hickman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

Hickman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Hickman, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • William Hickman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Mitchell" in 1840
  • Sarah Hickman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Mitchell" in 1840
  • William Henry Hickman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Mitchell" in 1840
  • Anne Hickman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Mitchell" in 1840
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Hickman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Hickman, aged 35, a blacksmith, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Eliza Hickman, aged 27, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
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  • James Lucius Hickman (1937-2016), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1962 to 1974
  • James Franklin "Jim" Hickman II (1943-1982), American racecar driver
  • Jay Hickman (1955-1993), American comedian
  • David Hickman, American trumpeter, author and academic, past President of the International Trumpet Guild
  • David Henry Hickman (1821-1869), American businessman, educator, and legislator
  • Charles Taylor Hickman (1876-1934), American Major League baseball player who played from 1897 to 1908
  • Fred Hickman (b. 1956), American sports broadcaster, New York Sports Emmy Award Winner in 2004
  • William "Bill" Hickman (1921-1986), American stunt driver, actor, and stunt coordinator, best known for his chase sequences in Bullitt, The French Connection and The Seven-Ups
  • Arthur G. Hickman (1886-1930), American drummer, pianist, and band leader
  • Jim Hickman (1882-1958), American Major League Baseball player
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Hickman Historic Events



HMS Hood

  • Mr. Leonard A Hickman (b. 1921), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Lewisham, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Hickman, British, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Geoffrey Hickman, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Lewis Hickman (d. 1912), aged 30, English Second Class passenger from Fritham, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
  • Mr. Leonard Mark Hickman (d. 1912), aged 24, English Second Class passenger from Fritham, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Stanley George Hickman (d. 1912), aged 20, English Second Class passenger from Fritham, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
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  • Descendants of Robert and Hannah Hickman Way of Chester County, Pennsylvania by Dr. Herbert Way.
  • Richard S. Hickman, Lydia Veal, and Their Descendants by Paul and Alba Smith.
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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: Toujours fidele
Motto Translation: Always faithful.

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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Hickman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hickman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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