Origins Available: English
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.
Early Origins of the Hacher family
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.
Early History of the Hacher family
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.
Hacher 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.
Early Notables of the Hacher family (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.
Migration of the Hacher family to the New World and Oceana
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.