Haker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Haker comes from when the family resided near a hatch or gate which in most cases led to a forest, but occasionally led to a sluice.  The surname Haker is derived from the Old English word hæcce, which means hatch.  The surname Haker belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.
Early Origins of the Haker family
The surname Haker was first found in Sussex where the Subsidy Rolls of 1296 list John Hetchere as holding lands there at that time.  Later, a branch of the family was found in Lincolnshire where they held the Manor of Carby.
Early History of the Haker family
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Haker Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Haker has been recorded under many different variations, including Hacher, Hatcher, Hatchers and others.
Early Notables of the Haker family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Colonel Francis Hacker (died 1660), an English soldier who fought for Parliament during the English Civil War, one of the Regicides of King Charles I of England.
Thomas Hatcher (d. 1583), was an English antiquary, born at Cambridge, probably in St. Edward's parish, being son and heir of John Hatcher, M.D., sometime fellow of St. John's College there, and afterwards...
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Haker or a variant listed above:
Haker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century