Origins Available: English
The Hach surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Haki,
which was originally derived from the Scandinavian forename Haki or Hako
. This Christian name was popular among the Viking settlers who landed on the shores of England
during the 10th and 11th centuries.
Early Origins of the Hach family
The surname Hach was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hach family
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Hach Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hach are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hach include: Hack, Hache, Hach, Hacche and others.
Early Notables of the Hach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hach family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hach or a variant listed above:
Hach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Andrew Hach, aged 37, who landed in Missouri in 1847 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 Hach (post 1700)
- Irvin William Hach (1873-1936), American Major League Baseball second baseman and third baseman who played for the 1897 Louisville Colonels
- Heather Hach, American screenwriter, librettist and novelist, 1999 recipient of the Walt Disney Screenwriting Fellowship
- Kathryn "Kitty" Hach -Darrow (1922-1947), American co-founder of the Hach Chemical Company in 1947 with her first husband Clifford C. Hach