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Early Origins of the Wilcoxon family

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.

Early History of the Wilcoxon family

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Wilcoxon Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Wilcoxon family

Notable amongst the family at this time was

  • the Wilcoxon family of Cumberland

Wilcoxon Ranking

In the United States, the name Wilcoxon is the 14,148th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Wilcoxon migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • C E Wilcoxon, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860 [2]

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
  • Frank Wilcoxon (1892-1965), Irish-born American chemist and statistician
  • D. Etta Wilcoxon (b. 1958), American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives, 2002; Candidate in primary for Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 2009 [3]
  • Henry Wilcoxon (1905-1984), film actor, born in Dominica, British West Indies

The Wilcoxon 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.

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  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. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 20) . Retrieved from on Facebook