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Ike was first used as a name by Viking settlers in ancient Scotland. It was a name for a crooked person. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. There were two senses in which this nickname was used. The first was for a person with a crooked back: for a humpback. The other way in which this name was used was for a person with a crooked sense of morals: a crook. This nickname was originally derived from the Old Norse word haki which meant "hook" or "something crooked."

Ike Early Origins



The surname Ike was first found in the county of Norfolk where Turkil Hako was listed there in Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
. Much later Gilbert Hake was listed in the Feet of Fines of Staffordshire in 1257. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Ike Spelling Variations


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Ike Spelling Variations



Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations of the name Ike include Hake, Hakes, Hakke, Hacke and others.

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Ike Early History


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Ike Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ike research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1273, 1375, 1579 and 1567 are included under the topic Early Ike History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ike Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ike Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ike Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ike In Ireland


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Ike In Ireland



Some of the Ike family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Ike or a variant listed above, including:

Ike Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Karl Fried rich Wilhelm Ike, aged 27, who arrived in America in 1845 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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