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The name Hixon was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name Richard. 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.

Hixon Early Origins



The surname Hixon was first found in Staffordshire at Hixon, a village in the borough of Stafford. The places dates back to before the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
where it was listed as Hustedone and was held by the Bishop of Chester. By 1130, the village was named Hutchtesdona. The place was derived from the Old English personal name "Hick" + "dun" and literally means "hill of a man called Hydt". [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Hixon Spelling Variations


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Hixon Spelling Variations



Hixon has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Hickson, Hixon and others.

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Hixon Early History


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Hixon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hixon research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 138 and 1381 are included under the topic Early Hixon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hixon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hixon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hixon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hixon In Ireland


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Hixon In Ireland



Some of the Hixon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hixons to arrive on North American shores:

Hixon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joe and Ralph Hixon, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • Joan Hixon, who landed in Virginia in 1653

Hixon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T. P. Hixon, who settled in America, in 1892
  • T. P. Hixon, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • William Hixon, aged 7, who landed in America from Co. Kerry, in 1893
  • Michael Hixon, aged 18, who settled in America from Co. Kerry, in 1893
  • Patrick Hixon, aged 45, who landed in America from Co. Kerry, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hixon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hilton Hixon, aged 2, who emigrated to America from S. Kitts, in 1903
  • George C. Hixon, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Ellen J. Hixon, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • John Hixon, aged 23, who landed in America from Southampton, England, in 1907
  • Anne Hixon, aged 39, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hixon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Hixon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elizabeth" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hixon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hixon (post 1700)



  • Stan Hixon (b. 1957), American Wide Receiver Coach for the Washington Redskins
  • Ken Hixon, American Edgar Allan Poe Award nominated screenwriter
  • Michael Hixon (b. 1994), American bronze medalist diver at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics
  • Alexander Paul "Lex" Hixon (1941-1995), American author, poet, and spiritual teacher
  • Jared H. Hixon, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Cadillac, Michigan, 1877-86; Mayor of Cadillac, Michigan, 1886-87
  • James Augustus Hixon, American politician, Mayor of Americus, Georgia, 1896-1900
  • Curtis Hixon (b. 1956), American politician, Mayor of Tampa, Florida, 1943-56; Died in office 1956
  • Albert F. Hixon, American politician, Postmaster at Old Town, Maine, 1849-52

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fide et fortitudine
Motto Translation: By fidelity and fortitude.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. 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).
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The Hixon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hixon 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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