Hachy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Hachy is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came 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.
Alternatively, the name could have been a Saxon name for hedge. "The word hack is still used in this sense in co. Lincoln." 
Early Origins of the Hachy family
The surname Hachy 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." 
The source "Testa de Nevill, sive Liber Feodorum, temp. Henry III-Edward I." listed Geoffrey de la Hak, Devon  and the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Henry Hak, Lincolnshire. 
Over in Somerset, William Hack was the first listed there, 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) 
Early History of the Hachy family
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Hachy Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hachy has been recorded under many different variations, including Hack, Hache, Hach, Hacche and others.
Early Notables of the Hachy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hachy family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hachy or a variant listed above: William Hack who settled in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1640; his son settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts.