Hitchenson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original Gaelic form of Hitchenson was O hUgin, which is derived from the word uiging, which is akin to the Norse word viking.

Early Origins of the Hitchenson family

The surname Hitchenson was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat from early times.

Important Dates for the Hitchenson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hitchenson research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1764, 1588, 1630, 1629, 1630, 1616, 1708, 1652, 1708, 1692 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Hitchenson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hitchenson Spelling Variations

A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Hitchenson include Higginson, Hickinson, Hickenson, Hickeson and many more.

Early Notables of the Hitchenson family (pre 1700)

Notable among the family name at this time was Isabel Hickinson who was buried at St. Johns Church, Dublin. Francis Higginson (1588-1630), was an English-born Puritan minister who led a group of about 350 settlers on six ships from England to New England in 1629, one year before the Winthrop Fleet. He became the first minister of Salem, Massachusetts. A portion of his diary was published in 1630 under the title, "New Englands Plantation, or a Short and True...
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Hitchenson migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hitchenson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William N. Hitchenson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849 [1]


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ascendant.htm
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