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."
Early Origins of the Ike family
The surname Ike was first found in the county of Norfolk
where Turkil Hako was listed there in Domesday Book 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Ike family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Ike family (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.
Migration of the Ike family to 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.
Migration of the Ike family to the New World and Oceana
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 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Ike (post 1700)
- Hugh Ike Shott (1866-1953), American newspaper editor, broadcaster, and politician, United States Senator from West Virginia (1942-1943)
- Ike Poole, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1952
- Ike Kouns, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1972 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Ike Franklin Andrews (1925-2010), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 13th District, 1959-60; Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1961-62, 1967-72; CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Ike Isaacs (1923-1981), American jazz bassist
- Ike Bartle, English professional rugby league footballer
- Ike Wister Turner (1931-2007), American musician, bandleader, talent scout, and record producer considered to be one of the fathers of rock and roll
- Ike McAuley (1891-1928), American professional baseball player
- Ike Hilliard (b. 1976), professional American football player
- Ike F. Rochelle, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1952