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The name Hitchman is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the Highmore family who lived in Cumberland in Armathwaite. The surname Hitchman originally derived from this family who later branched to Liverpool. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Hitchman Early Origins



The surname Hitchman was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat in the vicinity of what is now Liverpool. Although many historians believe the name to mean a relationship to a brother in law, we think this to be too convenient, over simplified. It is most likely to be an interpretation of Highmore, a Cumberland family of Armathwaite, a branch of which moved south to Liverpool in early times before the area was even known as Liverpool.

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Hitchman Spelling Variations


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Hitchman Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hitchman has been spelled many different ways, including Hitchmough, Hichmough, Hitchmow, Hichmow, Hickmough, Hickmow, Hitchmoe, Hickmott, Hitchmo, Hickmoe, Hytchmough, Hytchmoe, Hytchmow and many more.

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Hitchman Early History


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Hitchman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hitchman research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1584 and 1591 are included under the topic Early Hitchman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hitchman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hitchman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hitchman 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hitchmans to arrive in North America:

Hitchman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Felix Hitchman, who settled in New York in 1823
  • Conrad Hitchman, who arrived in New York in 1832
  • Joseph John Hitchman, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1893

Hitchman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Hitchman, aged 32, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Mary Hitchman, aged 36, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Hannah Hitchman, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • John Hitchman, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Eliza Hitchman, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hitchman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hitchman (post 1700)



  • William Hitchman (b. 1830), American politician, Delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 18671868, Member of the New York State Assembly in 1868, 1869, 1870 and 1871; Speaker of the New York Assembly in 1868, 1870 and 1871
  • William Hitchman, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 21st District, 1868-71; Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1868, 1870-71
  • Frederick Lionel Hitchman (1901-1969), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman who played from 1922 to 1934

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hitchman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hitchman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 24 November 2016 at 07:00.

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