Moxom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Moxom family

The surname Moxom was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of lands in that shire Siward Mocesun, a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. He also held at Bury. He was of Calvados in Normandy.

Important Dates for the Moxom family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moxom research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1499, 1627, 1691 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Moxom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moxom Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Moxon, Mockson, Moxom, Moxsom, Moxson, Mokeson, Moakson, Mokson and many more.

Early Notables of the Moxom family (pre 1700)

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moxom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Moxom family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Moxon, who came to New England in 1637; Robt. Moxon, who came to Virginia in 1732; Martha Moxon, who arrived in New York in 1831; as well as C. W. Moxon, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852..

Contemporary Notables of the name Moxom (post 1700)

    Historic Events for the Moxom family

    HMS Repulse
    • Mr. Jack H Moxom, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [2]

    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. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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