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The name Hixson is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and 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.

Hixson Early Origins



The surname Hixson 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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Hixson Spelling Variations


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Hixson 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. Hixson has been spelled many different ways, including Hickson, Hixon and others.

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Hixson Early History


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Hixson Early History



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

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Hixson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hixson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hixson In Ireland


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Hixson In Ireland



Some of the Hixson 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


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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 Hixsons to arrive in North America:

Hixson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Hixson, who arrived in Virginia in 1702

Hixson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Hixson, aged 28, arrived in Rhode Island in 1812
  • Joseph Hixson, who landed in Arkansas in 1886
  • Geo. Mc C. Hixson, aged 39, who emigrated to America, in 1892

Hixson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marion Hixson, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Agnes Hixson, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Dundee, Scotland, in 1907
  • William Hixson, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Dundee, Scotland, in 1907
  • Jesse Hixson, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Terence G. Hixson, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hixson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hixson (post 1700)



  • Jean Hixson, American astronaut contender, member of The 13; thirteen American women who underwent some of the same physiological screening tests as the astronauts selected by NASA for Project Mercury
  • Paula Jean Hixson (b. 2011), American actress, known for her work on Source Code, Barney's Version (2010) and Whiteout (2009)
  • Alana Hixson (b. 1988), American actress, known for her work on Adventureland (2009), One for the Money (2012) and I Am Number Four (2011)
  • Chris Hixson (b. 1974), former American football quarterback who played from 2001 to 2005
  • Allie Corbin Hixson (1924-2007), American feminist advocate, known for her work on the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution
  • Peter Hixson (b. 1966), American animation artist, best known for his work on the Penguins of Madagascar
  • Charles Oliver "Chuck" Hixson (b. 1947), American football player for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1971, awarded the Sammy Baugh Trophy in 1968
  • Sheila Ellis Hixson (b. 1933), American politician, Member of the Maryland House of Delegates (1976-)
  • Kim Hixson (b. 1957), American Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Daniel Hixson, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1843, 1855-56 (Washtenaw County 1843, Washtenaw County 4th District 1855-56); Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention, 1850; Member of Michigan State Senate 7th District, 1853-54; Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention, 1867
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Hixson


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Suggested Readings for the name Hixson



  • The Generations of Hixsons in America (1686-1976) by William Amel Sausaman.

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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. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

The Hixson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hixson 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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