Hacche History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Hacche are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Haki, which was originally derived from the Scandinavian forename Haki or Hako. [1]

This Christian name was popular among the Viking settlers who landed on the shores of England during the 10th and 11th centuries.

Alternatively, the name could have been a Saxon name for hedge. "The word hack is still used in this sense in co. Lincoln." [2]

Early Origins of the Hacche family

The surname Hacche was first found in Devon and Cornwall where "a barton called Busvisiek [in the parish of Kenwyn], was for several generations the seat of the Hacche family." [3]

The source "Testa de Nevill, sive Liber Feodorum, temp. Henry III-Edward I." listed Geoffrey de la Hak, Devon [4] and the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Henry Hak, Lincolnshire. [1]

Over in Somerset, William Hack was the first listed there, 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [5]

Early History of the Hacche family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hacche research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 129 and 1299 are included under the topic Early Hacche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hacche Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hacche family name include Hack, Hache, Hach, Hacche and others.

Early Notables of the Hacche family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Hacche Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hacche family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hacche surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Hack who settled in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1640; his son settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts.



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  4. ^ Testa de Nevill or "Liber Feodorum" or "Book of Fees," thought to have been written by Ralph de Nevill, for King John (1199–1216)
  5. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.


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