Hoxie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the bearers of the Hoxie family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the settlement of Hawkshaw in the county of Lancashire. The surname Hoxie belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Hoxie family
The surname Hoxie was first found in Lancashire at Hawkshaw, a village, now in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester. Hawkshaw was also a village in Peebleshire but was destroyed when the Fruid Reservoir was constructed in 1963.
Adam de Haukesheye was the first record of the family as listed in the Assize Rolls of Lancashire in 1285. 
Early History of the Hoxie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoxie research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1375, 1707, 1718, 1738, 1687, 1691, 1693 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Hoxie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hoxie Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hoxie include Hawkshaw, Hawkeshaw, Hawkshore, Hoxie and others.
Early Notables of the Hoxie family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Benjamin Hawkshaw (d. 1738), a divine, born in Dublin, and entered Trinity College in 1687. He left Ireland upon the Revolution, and entered St. John's College, Cambridge; graduated B.A. there...
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Migration of the Hoxie family to Ireland
Some of the Hoxie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hoxie migration to the United States +
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hoxie or a variant listed above:
Hoxie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- C Hoxie, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 
- David Hoxie, who settled in San Francisco in 1852
Contemporary Notables of the name Hoxie (post 1700) +
- Charles A Hoxie (1867-1941), American credited as one of the inventors of movies with sound
- Jack Hoxie (1885-1965), American actor
- Robert Franklin Hoxie (1868-1916), American economist
- Lavinia Ellen Hoxie (1847-1914), American sculptor, best known for her statue of Abraham Lincoln in the U.S. Capitol, generally known by her the name Vinnie Ream
- Harry A. Hoxie, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 5th District, 1948 
- H. M. Hoxie, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1860 
- George H. II Hoxie, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Lebanon; Elected 1934 
- George H. Hoxie, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Lebanon, 1911-12 
- Frederick W. Hoxie, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Franklin, 1913-14 
- Frank Hoxie, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1960 
- ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ 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 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html