The name Hackwill is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family 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 Hackwill means "dweller by the winding stream."
Early Origins of the Hackwill family
The surname Hackwill 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 Hackwill family
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Hackwill 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. Hackwill has been spelled many different ways, including Hackwell, Hackwill, Hakewell, Hakewill and others.
Early Notables of the Hackwill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hackwill family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hackwill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Hackwill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington" in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851DukeOfWellington.htm