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Hackwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Hackwell name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Hawkwell, in Essex. The place-name Hawkwell first appeared in the Domesday Book as Hacuuella. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English words haca, which meant "winding, wandering," and wella, which meant "spring" or "stream." As it is unlikely that a spring would wander, this place-name refers to a stream. Therefore, the surname Hackwell means "dweller by the winding stream."

Early Origins of the Hackwell family


The surname Hackwell was first found in Essex, on the south-east coast of England, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Hackwell family


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Hackwell Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hackwell has undergone many spelling variations, including Hackwell, Hackwill, Hakewell, Hakewill and others.

Early Notables of the Hackwell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hackwell family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hackwell were among those contributors:

Hackwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Hackwell, who sailed to Boston Massachusetts in 1635 at the age of eighteen
  • Jo Hackwell, aged 18, who landed in New England in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Cath Hackwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1695 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hackwell (post 1700)


  • Bill Hackwell, widely published and exhibited contemporary social documentary photographer

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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