The origins of the Hicox name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in Huntingdonshire. The name could also have been a baptismal name derived as the son of Richard.
Early Origins of the Hicox family
The surname Hicox was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hicox family
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Hicox Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hicox were recorded, including Hicock, Hichcoke, Hickox, Hickhock, Hickhocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Hicox family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hicox family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hicox family emigrate to North America: Captain Hickcocke settled in Virginia in 1623; Otis Hickok, an emigrant from Ireland
, who fought in the War of 1812 and settled in Vermont; and M. Hickox settled in San Francisco in 1850..
Contemporary Notables of the name Hicox (post 1700)
- Curtis Hicox, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Washington, 1821 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html