Higmen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Higmen is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of Hickman. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Early Origins of the Higmen family
The surname Higmen was first found in Oxfordshire where the Hickman family of Gainsborough trace back to Robert Fitz-Hickman, lord of the manors of Bloxham and Wickham.  Hykeman was listed with no forename and Walter Hikeman was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1279 in Oxfordshire. Richard Hykemon and Juliana Hykemones were both listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275. 
Important Dates for the Higmen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Higmen research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1629, 1682, 1660, 1692, 1627, 1687, 1648, 1713, 1703 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Higmen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Higmen 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 Higmen include Hickman, Hykeman, Hyckman and others.
Early Notables of the Higmen family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Lord Hickman; Sir Willoughby Hickman, 1st Baronet; Sir William Hickman, 2nd Baronet (1629-1682), an English politician, Member of Parliament for East Retford (1660); Henry Hickman (died 1692), an English ejected...
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Migration of the Higmen family to Ireland
Some of the Higmen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Higmen migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Higmen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. William Higmen, (b. 1814), aged 25, Cornish agricultural labourer travelling aboard the ship "Lady Raffles" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 12th September 1839 
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_bounty_nsw.pdf