Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the old village of Hickford, Shropshire.
Early Origins of the Higefithay family
Shropshire, but we must look to Oxfordshire to find one of the first listings of the name, that being Edith de Hicford who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. 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)
Early History of the Higefithay family
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Higefithay Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Higefithay family name include Hickford, Hikford, Hicford, Higford, Higeford, Hugford and many more.
Early Notables of the Higefithay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Higefithay family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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 Higefithay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Hickford, who sailed to Maine in 1640 and Thomas Hickford to Maryland in 1669.
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