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Where did the Irish Hacket family come from? What is the Irish Hacket family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hacket family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hacket family history?The Strongbownians added their own naming traditions to the eastern region of Ireland to which they arrived. The impact of this new tradition was not extremely disruptive to the pre-existing Irish tradition because the two had many similarities. Both cultures made significant use of hereditary surnames. And like the Irish, the Strongbownians often used prefixes to build patronymic surnames, which are names based on the given name of the initial bearer's father or another older relative. Strongbow's followers often created names that were built with the prefix Fitz-, which was derived from the French word fils, and ultimately from the Latin filius, both of which mean son. They also used diminutive suffixes such as -ot, -et, -un, -in, or -el, and occasionally even two suffixes combined to form a double diminutive such as -el-in, -el-ot, -in-ot, and -et-in, to build patronymic names. The surname Hacket is derived from the medieval given names Hack or Hake. These English names were derived from the Old Norse name Haki, which is a cognate of the English name Hook and was originally given to someone with a hunched figure or a hooked nose. Before being imported to Ireland, the surname Hacket was chiefly popular in the western midlands of England. The Gaelic form of the name Hacket is Haicéid.
A single person's name was often spelt simply as it sounded by medieval scribes and church officials. An investigation into the specific origins the name Hacket has revealed that such a practice has resulted in many spelling variations over the years. A few of its variants include: Hackett, Hackert, Hacket, Halkett and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hacket research. Another 147 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1601, 1625 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Hacket History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 75 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hacket Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Ireland experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape the horrific conditions. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Hacket:
Hacket Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hacket Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hacket Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Spes mea Deus
Motto Translation: God is my hope.
The Hacket Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hacket 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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