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Moxon Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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.

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Moxon Spelling Variations


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Moxon Spelling Variations



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

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Moxon Early History


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Moxon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moxon research. Another 153 words (11 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.

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Moxon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moxon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moxon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Moxon, who came to New England in 1637
  • George Moxon, who landed in New England in 1637

Moxon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Moxon, who landed in Virginia in 1732
  • Robert Moxon, who came to 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 Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Moxon, English convict from Nottingham, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moxon (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Moxon Historic Events


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Moxon Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

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

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Citations


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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. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Moxon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moxon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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