Wilcoxson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wilcoxson family

The surname Wilcoxson 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 Wilcoxson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilcoxson research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilcoxson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wilcoxson Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Wilcoxson family (pre 1700)

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United States Wilcoxson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wilcoxson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Wilcoxson, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1635 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wilcoxson (post 1700) +

  • Julius Wilcoxson, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Columbia County, 1835
  • John Wilcoxson, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 10th District, 1853
  • Hiram Wilcoxson, American politician, Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional Convention 9th District, 1845-46
  • Gideon Wilcoxson, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Onondaga County, 1816-17
  • Kathleen Wilcoxson, American politician, Member of the Oklahoma Senate (1996-2008)


The Wilcoxson 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. ^ 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)


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