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Where did the English Hack family come from? What is the English Hack family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hack family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hack family history?

The Hack family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes 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.

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Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hack include Hack, Hache, Hach, Hacche and others.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hack research. Another 298 words(21 lines of text) covering the year 1299 is included under the topic Early Hack History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Hack Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hack were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

  • Conrad Hack, who, at age 80 arrived with his family in England from Germany

Hack Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Thomas Hack, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • William Hack who settled in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Isaac Hack, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • George Hack, who arrived in Maryland in 1658
  • Sefryn Hack, who arrived in Maryland in 1658


Hack Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Johan Koenraed Hack, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Jacob Hack, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Barbara Hack, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Frederick Hack, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Andreas Hack, who came to Pennsylvania in 1739


Hack Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Andrew Hack, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Andrew Hack, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Nicolaus Hack, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Wilham Hack, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Henry Hack, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854

Hack Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Mary Ann Hack, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Hack Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Stephen Hack arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella" in 1837
  • Alfred Hack arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella" in 1837
  • Annie Mary Hack arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella" in 1837
  • Bedford Hack arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella" in 1837
  • Edward Hack arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella" in 1837


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  • Stanley Camfield Hack (1909-1979), American third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball
  • Shelley Marie Hack (b. 1947), American supermodel, actress, producer, and political & media advisor
  • Olivia Hack, American actress and voice actress
  • Richard Hack (b. 1951), American writer
  • Maria Hack (1777-1844), English writer of educational books
  • Sabine Hack (b. 1969), former professional tennis player from Germany
  • Peter Hack (1928-2003), German playwright, author, and essayist
  • Jefferson Winston Hack (b. 1971), Uruguayan journalist and magazine editor
  • John Barton Hack (1805-1884), early settler in South Australia; a prominent farmer, businessman and public figure
  • Margherita Hack (b. 1922), Italian astrophysicist and popular science writer

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  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Hack Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hack 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.

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