Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hycham family once lived in or beside an enclosed region. The surname Hycham originally derived from the Old English word hegham which referred to an enclosed dwelling.
Early Origins of the Hycham family
Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hycham family
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Hycham Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hycham family name include Hyam, Hyams, Hygham, Hyham, Higham, Highams and many more.
Early Notables of the Hycham family (pre 1700)
Suffolk, (1495-1571), a Member of Parliament, Speaker of the House of Commons (1554-1555), Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer...
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Migration of the Hycham family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hycham surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Higham settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1698; Farwell Higham settled in New England in 1755; Thomas Higham arrived in New York in 1822; Abel, James, and William Higham arrived in Philadelphia in 1828.
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