Wixom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Wixom surname is a habitation name, derived from any of various places so named.
Early Origins of the Wixom family
The surname Wixom was first found in Hampshire at Wickham, anciently spelt Wykeham, a village and civil parish which dates back to c. 925-941 when it was spelt Wicham.  By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, it was listed as Wicheham. 
William de Wycheham or Wickwane (d. 1285), was Archbishop of York and Canon and Chancellor of York. 
This village was the birth place of William of Wykeham (c. 1320-1404), Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England. He founded New College Oxford and New College School in 1379, and later founded Winchester College in 1382. 
The "Bishop of Winchester and chancellor of England, took his name from Wickham, near Fareham, Hampshire, where he was born in the summer of 1324. His mother, Sibill Bowade, had some gentle blood, but his father, John Long, is merely described as of free condition. They were poor, and Wykeham was sent to school at Winchester by some unnamed patrons, perhaps Sir Ralph Sutton and Sir John Scures. " 
The place name literally means "homestead associated with a vicus (reference to its ancient Roman settlement)." 
"[Birchanger in Essex] was given by Richard II. to William of Wykeham, for the endowment of New College, Oxford, the Warden and Fellows of which are the present proprietors." 
The parish of Garsington in Oxfordshire was another ancient family seat. "The church [of Garsington], an ancient and venerable structure, contains some handsome monuments to the family of Wickham." 
Important Dates for the Wixom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wixom research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1305, 1400, 1584, 1595, 1539, 1595, 1584, 1595, 1595, 1550, 1559 and 1335 are included under the topic Early Wixom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wixom Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wickham, Wickombe, Wycombe, Wickholm, Wigham, Wickcombe, Wigholm, Wickholme, Wykham, Wyckham, Wygholme, Wiggam, Wiggham and many more.
Early Notables of the Wixom family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include William Wickham (Wykeham) (1539-1595), an English bishop, Bishop of Lincoln (1584-1595) and Bishop of Winchester in 1595. He "claimed descent from William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, but was a member of a different family. He was...
Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wixom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wixom family to Ireland
Some of the Wixom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wixom migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Wixom Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Wixom Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- E. C. Wixom, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1909
- Mrs. E. C. Wixom, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
- Charles F. Wixom, aged 49, who settled in Chicago, Ill., in 1910
Contemporary Notables of the name Wixom (post 1700)
- Frank I. Wixom, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1928; Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Midland District, 1933
- Rachel Wixom, American actress, known for her roles in Killer Holiday (2012) and The Wayshower (2011)
- Hartt Partridge Wixom (b. 1933), retired American writer
- Rosemary Mix Wixom (b. 1948), General President of the Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (2010)
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- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.