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Higeforthay is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Higeforthay family once lived in the old village of Hickford, Shropshire.

Higeforthay Early Origins



The surname Higeforthay 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. [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)

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Higeforthay Early History


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Higeforthay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Higeforthay research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1581 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Higeforthay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Higeforthay Spelling Variations


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Higeforthay Spelling Variations



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 Higeforthay family name include Hickford, Hikford, Hicford, Higford, Higeford, Hugford and many more.

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Higeforthay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Higeforthay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Higeforthay Notables 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



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 Higeforthay 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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