Hickson Genealogy

Direct Descendants of HICKSONs through one thousand years

An entry for William de Hustedone in Staffordshire can be found under "Hixon" in the Domesday Book

There is a village in Staffordshire called Hixon. It is thought that the origin of this name was Hustedon which seems to be taken from the Old English, Hyht's Dunn, meaning hill. The spelling of the name changes as the generations pass. The oldest known ancestor of this line was William de Hustedon (William of Hustedon) born in England about 1040 and died there in 1105. He is recorded in the Domesday book in 1086 as living there, in Staffordshire.

The Domesday book was commissioned in December 1085 by William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066. The first draft was completed in August 1086 and contained records for 13,418 settlements in the English counties south of the rivers Ribble and Tees (the border with Scotland at the time).

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  1. William de Hustedon ca 1040 - ca 1105 - he is recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 and lived in Staffordshire
  2. William de Hustedone 1065 - ca 1130
  3. Henry de Huchtesdona 1095 - 1150 - he was listed on the Pipe Rolls in 1130
  4. William de Huchtesdona 1120 - ca 1175
  5. Roger de Huchtesdona 1152 - 1205
  6. William de Huchtesdona 1175 - 1235
  7. Richard de Huchtesdona 1205 - 1262 - he was listed on the Assize Rolls in 1239
  8. Richard de Huhtesdon 1232 - 1300
  9. William de Huyhtesdon 1254 - 1310
  10. Robert de Huyhtesdon 1288 - 1345
  11. William de Hixon 1310 - 1375
  12. John de Hixon 1340 - 1405
  13. Thomas de Hixson 1365 - 1425
  14. John de Hixon 1400 - 1465
  15. Richard Hixon 1425 - 1490 - he dropped the de from the name and moved to Cambridgeshire
  16. Ralph Hixon 1448 - 1505
  17. Richard Hixon 1472 - 1530
  18. William Hixon 1495 - 1565 - he moved to Kent
  19. Thomas Hixon 1520 - 1580
  20. William Hixon 1545 - 1610
  21. Richard Hixon 1575 - 1630
  22. John Hixon 1595 - 1650
  23. William Hixson 1625 - 1695
  24. William Hixson ca 1650 (1647?) - 1722, moved from Cheshire, England to New Jersey, USA
  25. Joseph Hixson, Sr. 1678 - , of New Jersey

The Book of Hicksons, Domesday to 1600 by Anthony Hickson - now available

  1. Joseph Hixson, Jr. 1740 - 1803, the youngest of 6 children
  2. Andrew Hixson 1766 - 1850, married in Greene, Tennessee
  3. Thomas Hickson 1800 - , moved to Missouri
  4. Richard G Hixson 1830 - , moved to Oregon
  5. Sherman Hickson 1865 - 1937, Lane, Oregon
  6. Dayton C Hickson 1906 - 1979, died in Seattle, Washington

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