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The ancestry of the name Hacher dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived near a hatch or gate which in most cases led to a forest, but occasionally led to a sluice.The surname Hacher is derived from the Old English word hæcce, which means hatch. The surname Hacher belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.

Hacher Early Origins



The surname Hacher was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Carby from very ancient times some say before the Norman Conquest by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

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Hacher Spelling Variations


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Hacher Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hacher have been found, including Hacher, Hatcher, Hatchers and others.

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Hacher Early History


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Hacher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hacher research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1589, 1677, 1624, 1659, 1634, 1678 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Hacher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hacher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hacher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Colonel Francis Hacker (died 1660), an English soldier who fought for Parliament during the English Civil War, one of the Regicides of King Charles I of England; Thomas...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hacher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hacher, or a variant listed above: John and Sarah Hatcher who settled in Virginia in 1636; Thomas Hatcher settled in Virginia in 1645; Richard Hatcher settled in America in 1654; George Hatcher settled in Virginia in 1739. In Newfoundland, Canada, James Hatcher settled in Harbour Grace in 1819.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Hacher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hacher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 November 2012 at 14:01.

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