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Multiple Origins for the Surname Wilcoxon


Scottish


Wilcoxon Early Origins



The surname Wilcoxon was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in England in Cumberland in 1332 when William Wilcokson held estates in that county.

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Wilcoxon Spelling Variations


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Wilcoxon Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilcoxen, Wilcoxon, Wilcockson, Willcokson, Willcoxon and many more.

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Wilcoxon Early History


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Wilcoxon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilcoxon research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilcoxon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilcoxon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilcoxon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wilcoxon 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:

Wilcoxon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M Wilcoxon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • C E Wilcoxon, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilcoxon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilcoxon (post 1700)



  • D. Etta Wilcoxon (b. 1958), American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives, 2002
  • C. F. Wilcoxon, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 23rd District, 1862-63
  • D. Etta Wilcoxon (b. 1958), American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives, 2002; Candidate in primary for Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 2009
  • Frank Wilcoxon (1892-1965), Irish-born American chemist and statistician
  • Henry Wilcoxon (1905-1984), film actor, born in Dominica, British West Indies

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper fidelis
Motto Translation: Always faithful.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    6. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
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    The Wilcoxon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilcoxon 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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