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
Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Carby from very ancient times some say before the Norman Conquest by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Haker family
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Haker Spelling Variations
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)
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Migration of the Haker family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Haker (post 1700)
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