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Where did the English Hawthorne family come from? What is the English Hawthorne family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hawthorne family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hawthorne family history?The ancestors of the name Hawthorne date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the settlement of Hawthorn in the county of Durham, or near a hawthorn shrub or tree. Thus, the surname Hawthorne belongs both the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads, and to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. The surname Hawthorne is derived from the Old English word haguthorn, which means hawthorn.
Hawthorne has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Hawthorne, Hathorne, Hawthorn and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawthorne research. Another 298 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1455, 1804, and 1864 are included under the topic Early Hawthorne History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hawthorne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hawthorne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words(11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hawthornes to arrive on North American shores:
Hawthorne 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 Translation: I shall stand.
The Hawthorne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hawthorne 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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