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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defrom the name and moved to Cambridgeshire
The Book of Hicksons, Domesday to 1600 by Anthony Hickson - now available
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