Hykeham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Hykeham name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Hykeham is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Hickman. 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 Hykeham family
The surname Hykeham was first found in Oxfordshire where the Hickman family of Gainsborough trace back to Robert Fitz-Hickman, lord of the manors of Bloxham and Wickham.  Hykeman was listed with no forename and Walter Hikeman was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1279 in Oxfordshire. Richard Hykemon and Juliana Hykemones were both listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275. 
Important Dates for the Hykeham family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hykeham research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1629, 1682, 1660, 1692, 1627, 1687, 1648, 1713, 1703 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Hykeham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hykeham Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hykeham were recorded, including Hickman, Hykeman, Hyckman and others.
Early Notables of the Hykeham family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Lord Hickman; Sir Willoughby Hickman, 1st Baronet; Sir William Hickman, 2nd Baronet (1629-1682), an English politician, Member of Parliament for East Retford (1660); Henry Hickman (died 1692), an English ejected...
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Migration of the Hykeham family to Ireland
Some of the Hykeham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hykeham family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hykeham family emigrate to North America: Henry Hickman settled in Virginia in 1635; Richard Hickman settled in Jamaica in 1661; William Hickman settled in Virginia in 1655; Thomas Hickman settled in Virginia in 1652.
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)