tribes ruled over Britain. The name Hokey was originally derived from a family having lived in the regions
. The surname Hokey originally derived from the Old English word
which referred to someone who lived close to hills.
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hokey include Hockley, Hockly, Hokeley, Hokelley and others.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: James Hockley settled in Maryland in 1634; Thomas Hockley settled in New England
in 1765; Thomas Hockley and wife settled in New York in 1820; David Hockley settled in Bermuda in 1850..