Hackworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The origins of the Hackworth name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Hackworth was originally derived from a family having lived in the area that was referred to as Hackworth. The surname Hackworth is derived from two words; Hack, the Scandinavian personal name and worth which is the Anglo-Saxon word which means a homestead or farm.

Early Origins of the Hackworth family

The surname Hackworth was first found in Devon, where they became one of the noted west country families.

Important Dates for the Hackworth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hackworth research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1578, 1553, 1555, 1562, 1570, 1573 and 1576 are included under the topic Early Hackworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hackworth Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hackworth include Hackworth, Hakeworth, Hackwith, Hacworth, Hackworthy, Ackworth, Acworth and many more.

Early Notables of the Hackworth family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include George Acworth, (d. 1578) English civilian and divine, educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He was admitted a fellow of his college 26 Jan. 1553, and graduated M.A. in 1555. "He was admitted an advocate in 1562, and created LL.D. of Cambridge in the following year. Dr. Acworth was chancellor...
Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hackworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hackworth migration to the United States

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hackworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Rich Hackworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [1]

Hackworth migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hackworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Hackworth, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857

Contemporary Notables of the name Hackworth (post 1700)

  • Mike and Joan Hackworth, American co-eponyms of The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, San Jose, California
  • Green Haywood Hackworth (1883-1973), American jurist, Judge of the International Court of Justice (1946-1961), President of the International Court of Justice (1955-1958), Legal Adviser to the Department of State (1931-1946)
  • John Hackworth (b. 1970), American soccer coach, former manager of the Philadelphia Union
  • Michael L Hackworth, American Chairman, Co-founder and Director of Cirrus Logic Inc
  • Colonel David Haskell Hackworth, retired American Army colonel who was a highly decorated guerrilla fighter with more than one hundred awards, including two Distinguished Service Crosses, ten Silver Stars, eight Bronze Stars for valor, and eight Purple Hearts [2]
  • Anthony "Tony" Hackworth (b. 1980), English footballer
  • Timothy Hackworth (1786-1850), English first locomotive superintendent of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, eldest son of John Wesley Hackworth
  • John Wesley Hackworth, English inventor of Hackworth valve gear for locomotives
  • Ben Hackworth (b. 1977), Australian writer and film director, known for Corroboree (2007), Martin Four (2001) and Murder Landscapes (2001), son of David Haskell Hackworth
  • Peter Hackworth (b. 1982), British coxswain who represented Great Britain in the 1999 Coupe de la Jeunesse and the 2000 Junior World Championships

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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)
  2. ^ David Hackworth. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) David Hackworth. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_H._Hackworth
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