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The Strongbownians added their own naming traditions to the eastern region of Ireland to which they arrived. The impact of this new tradition was not extremely disruptive to the pre-existing Irish tradition because the two had many similarities. Both cultures made significant use of hereditary surnames. And like the Irish, the Strongbownians often used prefixes to build patronymic surnames, which are names based on the given name of the initial bearer's father or another older relative. Strongbow's followers often created names that were built with the prefix Fitz-, which was derived from the French word fils, and ultimately from the Latin filius, both of which mean son. They also used diminutive suffixes such as -ot, -et, -un, -in, or -el, and occasionally even two suffixes combined to form a double diminutive such as -el-in, -el-ot, -in-ot, and -et-in, to build patronymic names. The surname Hackett is derived from the medieval given names Hack or Hake. These English names were derived from the Old Norse name Haki, which is a cognate of the English name Hook and was originally given to someone with a hunched figure or a hooked nose. Before being imported to Ireland, the surname Hackett was chiefly popular in the western midlands of England. The Gaelic form of the name Hackett is Haicéid.

Hackett Early Origins



The surname Hackett was first found in County Kilkenny (Irish: Cill Chainnigh), the former Kingdom of Osraige (Ossory), located in Southeastern Ireland in the province of Leinster, where they had been granted lands by Strongbow for their assistance in the invasion of Ireland in 1172. They were also granted lands in counties Carlow, Kildare and one branch moved into Connacht where "they formed a distinct if small sept which was known as MacHackett, their seat being Castle Hackett, six miles south-east of Tuam." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
They were originally from Harcourt in Normandy and their name appears on the Honour Roll of the Battell Abbey as being present at the Battle of Hastings. The Hackets of Niton on the Isle of Wight were descendants of Haket on the Battle Abbey Roll. Dominus Paganus de Haket, another soldier at Hastings accompanied Henry II to Ireland where he acquired broad lands and seigneuries there. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
This latter gentleman would become the progenitor of the family in Ireland which often included "parliamentary Barons, and potent Magnates in the sister kingdom."

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Hackett Spelling Variations


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Hackett Spelling Variations



During the lifetime of an individual person, his name was often spelt by church officials and medieval scribes the way it sounded. An examination of the many different origins of each name has revealed many spelling variations for the name: Hackett, Hackert, Hacket, Halkett and others.

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Hackett Early History


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Hackett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hackett research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1195, 1676, 1601, 1625 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Hackett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hackett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hackett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hackett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Ireland's Great Potato Famine left the country's inhabitants in extreme poverty and starvation. Many families left their homeland for North America for the promise of work, freedom and land ownership. Although the Irish were not free of economic and racial discrimination in North America, they did contribute greatly to the rapid development of bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Eventually, they would be accepted in other areas such as commerce, education, and the arts. An examination of immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Hackett:

Hackett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Hackett settled in Virginia in 1642
  • Henry Hackett, who landed in Virginia in 1651
  • Jane Hackett, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • Tho Hackett, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Williarn Hackett, who landed in Salisbury, Massachusetts in 1671
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hackett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Hackett, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Walter Hackett, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1728-1729

Hackett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Hackett, who arrived in New York in 1835
  • John Hackett, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840
  • J H Hackett, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • W Hackett, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • E W Hackett, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hackett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Hackett, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Hackett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Hackett, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1823
  • Mary Hackett, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland

Hackett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Hackett, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Martin Hackett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849
  • Martin Hackett, aged 27, a policeman, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • Elizabeth Hackett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849
  • Emma Hackett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hackett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Hackett landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840
  • Michael Hackett arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gipsy" in 1854
  • James Hackett arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Queen of the Avon" in 1859
  • Mary Ann Hackett arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • David Hackett, aged 20, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hackett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hackett (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Frank Dennis Hackett (1889-1951), American Commandant of the Air Corps Advanced Flying School (1941)
  • Albert Maurice Hackett (1900-1995), American dramatist and screenwriter who shared the 1956 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • Buddy Hackett (1924-2003), born Leonard Hacker, American comedian, actor, author and composer
  • Joan Ann Hackett (1934-1983), American stage, film, and television actress
  • Bobby Hackett (1915-1976), American jazz musician
  • Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Bernard Hackett VC (1836-1880), Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • William Hackett (1873-1916), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Grant Hackett OAM (b. 1980), Australian swimming champion
  • Steve Hackett (b. 1950), British singer-songwriter and guitarist

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Suggested Readings for the name Hackett


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Suggested Readings for the name Hackett



  • Norris, Hackett, Prescott and Allied Families: Our ancestors and Their Descendants, Including Adams, Andrews, Bachelder, Bartlett, Boulter, Brewer, Brown et al by Hugh Albert Johnson.
  • Reminiscences and Genealogy of the Joel Hinkley and Amos Hackett Families by Margaret R. Carver and Kathryn H. Bowers.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spes mea Deus
Motto Translation: God is my hope.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  2. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  4. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

Other References

  1. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  2. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  3. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  10. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
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The Hackett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hackett 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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