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The Wixson surname is a habitation name, derived from any of various places so named.
The surname Wixson 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.  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 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." 
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wickham, Wickombe, Wycombe, Wickholm, Wigham, Wickcombe, Wigholm, Wickholme, Wykham, Wyckham, Wygholme, Wiggam, Wiggham and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wixson research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1305, 1400, 1584, 1595, 1539, 1595, 1584, 1595, 1595 and 1335 are included under the topic Early Wixson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wixson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Wixson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wixson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
The Wixson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wixson 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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