Show ContentsHackbarth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hackbarth was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name for the son of Haki, which was originally derived from the Scandinavian forename Haki or Hako. [1]

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." [2]

Early Origins of the Hackbarth family

The surname Hackbarth 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." [3]

The source "Testa de Nevill, sive Liber Feodorum, temp. Henry III-Edward I." listed Geoffrey de la Hak, Devon [4] and the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Henry Hak, Lincolnshire. [1]

Over in Somerset, William Hack was the first listed there, 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [5]

Early History of the Hackbarth family

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Hackbarth Spelling Variations

Hackbarth has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hackbarth have been found, including Hack, Hache, Hach, Hacche and others.

Early Notables of the Hackbarth family (pre 1700)

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Hackbarth Ranking

In the United States, the name Hackbarth is the 14,051st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [6]

United States Hackbarth migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hackbarths to arrive on North American shores:

Hackbarth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Karoline Wilhelmine F Hackbarth, aged 25, who arrived in America in 1843 [7]
  • Johann Friedrich Hackbarth, aged 54, who landed in America in 1843 [7]
  • Michael Friedrich Hackbarth, aged 40, who arrived in America in 1843 [7]
  • Friedr Hackbarth, who landed in Texas in 1846 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hackbarth (post 1700) +

  • Violet Frieda Hackbarth (1919-1988), birth name of Violet Frieda Hockbein, an All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player who played in the 1946 season
  • Otto Gustave Albert Hackbarth (1886-1967), American professional golfer and club maker active in the mid 20th century
  • Thomas M. "Tom" Hackbarth (b. 1951), American politician, Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (1999-2017)

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  4. Testa de Nevill or "Liber Feodorum" or "Book of Fees," thought to have been written by Ralph de Nevill, for King John (1199–1216)
  5. Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  6. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  7. 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) on Facebook