Moxon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Moxon family

The surname Moxon 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 Moxon family

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

Moxon Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Moxon family (pre 1700)

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Moxon migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moxon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • George Moxon, who settled in New England in 1637
  • George Moxon, who landed in New England in 1637 [2]
Moxon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Moxon, who landed in Virginia in 1732 [2]
  • Robert Moxon, who settled in Virginia in 1732
Moxon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martha Moxon, who arrived in New York in 1831
  • C. W. Moxon, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852

Moxon migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Moxon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Moxon migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Moxon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Mary Jane Moxon, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 30th September 1853 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Moxon (post 1700)

  • John R. Moxon, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Union County, 1907-08 [5]
  • Martyn Douglas Moxon (b. 1960), English former cricketer who played from 1981 to 1984
  • Michael Anthony Moxon, honorary chaplain to Elizabeth II
  • Martyn Moxon (b. 1960), English test cricketer
  • Steve Moxon (b. 1987), Australian kickboxer who competes in the middleweight and super middleweight divisions
  • Sir David Moxon (b. 1951), New Zealand Archbishop of Canterbury's representative to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, former Bishop of Waikato
  • Edward Moxon (1801-1858), British poet and publisher
  • Frank Moxon Stout MC (1877-1926), English international rugby union forward

Historic Events for the Moxon family

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Richard William  Moxon (1852-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [6]
  • Mr. Richard Benjamin  Moxon (1856-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [6]
  • Mrs. Ellie E.  Moxon (1859-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [6]
  • Mrs. Alex  Moxon, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [6]
  • Mrs. Blanche L.  Moxon, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [6]
  • ... (Another 5 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
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