Haddrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Haddrick is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a maker of chests, or other pieces of furniture. Wright is a word for a cabinet maker, or more generally a worker in wood. The element "ark" is derived from the Old English arc, meaning "ark, chest," and "wright" which is derived from the Old English wyrhta, meaning "craftsman, maker."

Early Origins of the Haddrick family

The surname Haddrick was first found in Derbyshire, where the Haddrick family held a family seat from very early times, long before the Norman Conquest of the Duke of Normandy, in 1066. They were the makers of chests.

Early History of the Haddrick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haddrick research. Another 50 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1732, 1792 and 1769 are included under the topic Early Haddrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haddrick Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Haddrick has appeared include Arkwright, Arkright, Artrick, Artrip, Hartwright, Hartrick and many more.

Early Notables of the Haddrick family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Haddrick family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Haddrick arrived in North America very early: John Arkwright, who settled in Jamaica in 1685.


Contemporary Notables of the name Haddrick (post 1700) +

  • John Haddrick Darwin (1923-2008), Government Statistician of New Zealand from 1980 to 1984


The Haddrick Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Multa tuli fecique
Motto Translation: I have endured and done much.


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