Hackfeld History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hackfeld family

The surname Hackfeld was first found in Herefordshire at the parish of Eyton in the union of Leominster, hundred of Wolphy. "The family of Hackluyt, the traveller and historian, had a mansion in this parish, and possessed the greater part of the land, in the reign of Elizabeth; his descendant sold the house and a portion of the estate, in 1640, to Robert Weaver, in whose family it has continued to the present time." [1]

Early History of the Hackfeld family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hackfeld research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1510, 1600, 1140, 1159, 1442, 1545, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Hackfeld History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hackfeld Spelling Variations

Hackfeld 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. Spelling variants included: Hackluit, Hackluyt, Hackluet, Hacklett, Hacklet, Hackvil, Hackville and many more.

Early Notables of the Hackfeld family (pre 1700)

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United States Hackfeld 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 Hackfelds to arrive on North American shores:

Hackfeld Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Phillip Hackfeld, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Havel" from Bremen & Southampton [2]
  • August Hackfeld, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Spree" from Bremen, Germany [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hackfeld (post 1700) +

  • Heinrich Hackfeld, early American trader who founded Hackfeld's Dry Goods in Honolulu, Hawaii, a department store and specialty store chain in the Hawaiian Islands and on Guam, in 2001 it was acquired by Federated Department Stores

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