Hackluit History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hackluit family

The surname Hackluit 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]

Important Dates for the Hackluit family

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

Hackluit Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hackluit were recorded, including Hackluit, Hackluyt, Hackluet, Hacklett, Hacklet, Hackvil, Hackville and many more.

Early Notables of the Hackluit family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hackluit family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hackluit family emigrate to North America: 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..

Citations

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