Haake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Haake name derives from the Middle Low German word "ha-ke," Dutch "haak," which means "a hook." The name may have been a nickname for someone with some deformity in a hook shape; or perhaps an occupational name for someone who made or used hooks.

Early Origins of the Haake family

The surname Haake was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Haake family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haake research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1692, 1688, 1605, 1690, 1615, 1655, 1620 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Haake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haake Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Haack, Haak, Hack, Hacke, Hacker, Häckel, Hacken, Heck, Hecke, Heckel, Hecken and many more.

Early Notables of the Haake family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Theodore Haak (1605-1690), a German Calvinist scholar; Abraham van den Hecken (c.1615-c.1655), a Dutch painter...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haake Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Haake migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Haake Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Haake, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]
  • Andreas Haake, who settled in Philadelphia Co. Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Ruticius Haake, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1793 [1]
Haake Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinrich A Haake, aged 23, who landed in Missouri in 1849 [1]
  • August Haake, who arrived in Texas in 1860 [1]
  • Hugo Haake, who arrived in Kentucky in 1883 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Haake (post 1700) +

  • Mary Jane Haake (b. 1951), American tattoo artist
  • Tomas Haake (b. 1971), Swedish drummer of the metal band, Meshuggah

  1. ^ 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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