The name Hixon spawned by the old Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It acquires from the baptismal name Richard. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names started to introduced in many countries. Baptismal names sometimes given in honour of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not pick surnames from these religious figures. More common variations are: Hixion, Hixeon, Hixxon, Hixcon, Heixon, Hixeion, Haxon, Hexon, Huxon. The surname Hixon first appeared in Staffordshire at Hixon, a hamlet in the borough of Stafford. Some of the people with the name Hixon who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included Joe and Ralph Hixon, who came to Virginia in 1642. Joan Hixon, who landed in Virginia in 1653.