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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Higfard come from when the family resided in the old village of Hickford, Shropshire.

Higfard Early Origins



The surname Higfard 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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Higfard Spelling Variations


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Higfard Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Higfard has been recorded under many different variations, including Hickford, Hikford, Hicford, Higford, Higeford, Hugford and many more.

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Higfard Early History


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Higfard Early History



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

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Higfard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Higfard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Higfard 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 many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Higfard or a variant listed above: John Hickford, who sailed to Maine in 1640 and Thomas Hickford to Maryland in 1669.

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