The ancestors of the Higeforth surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in the old village of Hickford, Shropshire
Early Origins of the Higeforth family
The surname Higeforth was first found in 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 Higeforth family
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Higeforth Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Higeforth include Hickford, Hikford, Hicford, Higford, Higeford, Hugford and many more.
Early Notables of the Higeforth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Higeforth family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Hickford, who sailed to Maine in 1640 and Thomas Hickford to Maryland in 1669.