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The origins of the name Hicks are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the son of Richard. [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)
In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

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The surname Hicks was first found in Yorkshire where one of the first records of the name was found as a forename as Hikke de Sauteby 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)
"The chancel [of Low Leyton in Essex] contains some elegant monuments of the family of Hickes." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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 Hicks family name include Hicks, Hickes, Hick, Hix and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hicks research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1551, 1629, 1621, 1628, 1543, 1612, 1596, 1680, 1642, 1715 and are included under the topic Early Hicks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notables of the family at this time include Baptist Hicks, 1st Viscount Campden (1551-1629), an English textile merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1628; Michael Hicks (1543-1612), an English courtier and politician...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hicks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Hicks family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Hicks surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hicks Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Hicks, who arrived in Plymouth in 1621
  • Margaret Winslow Hicks, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1622
  • Margaret Hicks, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623
  • Margaret Morgan Hicks, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623
  • Margaret Hicks, who arrived in Plymouth in 1623
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Hicks Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Chr Hicks, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Mary Hicks, who arrived in Georgia in 1732

Hicks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Phinley Hicks, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Arch Hicks, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Maurice Hicks, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • John Hicks, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • S Hicks, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
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Hicks Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Geo Hicks, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Hicks, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Benj Hicks, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Mr. Benjamin Hicks U.E. who settled in Marysburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1784
  • Mr. Edward Hicks U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784
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Hicks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Hicks, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Elizabeth Hicks arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Waterloo" in 1840
  • Joseph Hicks, English convict from Shropshire, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Cordelia Hicks arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848
  • Elisha Hicks arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848
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Hicks Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Hicks landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Charles Hicks, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Thomas Hicks landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Amelia Thompson
  • F D Hicks landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842
  • Francis Hicks arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
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  • Daniel Ivan Hicks (1941-2016), American singer-songwriter
  • Thomas Hicks (1875-1963), American Olympic gold medalist for marathon at the 1904 Summer Games
  • Thomas John Hicks (b. 1876), American gold medalist track and field athlete at the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • Thomas A. Hicks (1918-1992), American bronze medalist bobsledder at the 1948 Winter Olympics
  • John Josephus Hicks Jr. (1941-2006), American jazz pianist and composer
  • John Charles Hicks Jr. (b. 1951), former American NFL football offensive lineman, inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Clifford B Hicks (b. 1920), American author of juvenile fiction
  • Edward Hicks (1780-1849), American Quaker and folk painter
  • Catherine Hicks (b. 1951), American actress
  • Beatrice Alice Hicks (1919-1979), American engineer, a founder of the Society of Women Engineers in the 1950
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Hicks Historic Events



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Hicks, British Leading Writer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Jack Hicks, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking
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  • Ancestors and Kin, Davis, Hicks, Kennedy by Mary Kennedy Reynolds.
  • The Andrew Hicks and Charles Stone Families by Lucille Kaufman Novak.
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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: Tout en bon heure
Motto Translation: All in good time.

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Citations



  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)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Hicks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hicks 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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