Hackluet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hackluet family

The surname Hackluet 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 Hackluet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hackluet 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 Hackluet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hackluet Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hackluet have been found, including Hackluit, Hackluyt, Hackluet, Hacklett, Hacklet, Hackvil, Hackville and many more.

Early Notables of the Hackluet family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hackluet family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hackluet, or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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