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The Hickson family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the baptismal name Richard. 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.

Hickson Early Origins



The surname Hickson was first found in Staffordshire at Hixon, a village in the borough of Stafford. The places dates back to before the Domesday Book [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)
where it was listed as Hustedone and was held by the Bishop of Chester. By 1130, the village was named Hutchtesdona. The place was derived from the Old English personal name "Hick" + "dun" and literally means "hill of a man called Hydt". [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Hickson Spelling Variations


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Hickson Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hickson include Hickson, Hixon and others.

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Hickson Early History


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Hickson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hickson research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 138 and 1381 are included under the topic Early Hickson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hickson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hickson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hickson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hickson In Ireland


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Hickson In Ireland



Some of the Hickson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 57 words (4 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hickson were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hickson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Geo. Hickson, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Sarah Hickson, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • Henry Hickson, who landed in Maryland in 1670

Hickson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Hickson, who settled in Maryland in 1741
  • Benjamin Hickson, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1760
  • Mathew Hickson, who settled in New England in 1770

Hickson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hickson, who arrived in America in 1802
  • Thomas Hickson, who landed in America in 1810
  • William Hickson, who landed in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1817
  • Edward Hickson, who arrived in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1817
  • Edward Hickson, who settled in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1817
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hickson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Hickson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Hickson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Louisa Hickson, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles"

Hickson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • T W Hickson landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1823
  • Edward Joseph Hickson landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hickson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hickson (post 1700)



  • Patrick Hickson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1996
  • Katherine M. Hickson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1940, 1944, 1948
  • Joseph Hickson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1952
  • J. L. Hickson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1916
  • James Edward "J.J." Hickson (b. 1988), American professional basketball player
  • Joan Hickson OBE, (1906-1998), English actress of theatre, film and television, who achieved fame in her old age playing Agatha Christie's Miss Marple
  • Dave Hickson (b. 1929), English footballer
  • Paul Hickson Ph.D.,, Canadian Professor and Graduate Chair in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia, President of the Canadian Astronomical Society
  • Simon Hickson, British comedian from duo Trevor and Simon
  • Rob Hickson, British singer

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Hickson Historic Events


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Hickson Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Kathryn Hickson, American 1st Class Passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



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: Fide et fortitudine
Motto Translation: By fidelity and fortitude.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  11. ...

The Hickson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hickson 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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