Hixson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Hixson family
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  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". 
Early History of the Hixson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hixson research. Another 90 words (6 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.
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.
Early Notables of the Hixson family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Hixson is the 4,778th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the Hixson family to Ireland
Some of the Hixson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hixson migration to the United States +
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, who arrived in Rhode Island in 1812 
- Joseph Hixson, who landed in Arkansas in 1886 
- Geo. Mc C. Hixson, aged 39, who immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States from Dundee, Scotland, in 1907
- William Hixson, aged 23, who immigrated 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.)
Contemporary Notables of the name Hixson (post 1700) +
- Jean Hixson (1922-1984), 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, American actress, known for her work on Source Code, Barney's Version (2010) and Whiteout (2009)
- W. L. Hixson, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 19th District, 1933-36 
- Sheila Ellis Hixson, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates District 20; Elected 1998 
- Samuel Hixson (1832-1907), American politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives, 1880
- Raymond Hixson, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 56th District, 2012 
- Foster A. Hixson, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Yates County, 1869
- J. Courtney Hixson (b. 1863), American politician, U.S. Consul in Ningpo, 1893
- Erica R. Hixson, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2008 
- 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.)
Historic Events for the Hixson family +
HMS Royal Oak
- Herbert Henry Hixson (1923-1939), British Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking 
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The Hixson 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.
Suggested Readings for the name Hixson +
- The Generations of Hixsons in America (1686-1976) by William Amel Sausaman.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html