Hackluyt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hackluyt family

The surname Hackluyt 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 Hackluyt family

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

Hackluyt Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hackluyt has been spelled many different ways, including Hackluit, Hackluyt, Hackluet, Hacklett, Hacklet, Hackvil, Hackville and many more.

Early Notables of the Hackluyt family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hackluyt family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hackluyts to arrive in 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..

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

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