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Where did the English Hook family come from? What is the English Hook family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hook family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hook family history?The history of the Hook family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the place called Hooke in Devon.
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hook include Hook, Hooke, Hoke and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hook research. Another 299 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1270, 1275, 1296, 1417, 1636, 1575, 1580, 1658, 1640, 1642, 1635, 1703, 1655 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Hook History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 119 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hook Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hook family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words(4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hook or a variant listed above:
Hook Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hook Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hook Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Hook Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hook 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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