Hakes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Viking settlers of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Hakes. It was a nickname for a hooked or crooked person. This nickname was originally derived from the Old Norse word haki which meant "hook" or "something crooked." [1]

Alternatively, the name could have been a patronymic for " the name of an ancestor as in 'the son of Hake.' " [2]

And another source believes the name has the same origin as "Haig and Haigh; from Haigh co. Lancaster or from Anglo-Saxon 'hagen,' a hay, hedge, meadow. " [3]

Early Origins of the Hakes family

The surname Hakes was first found in the county of Norfolk where Turkil Hako was listed there in Domesday Book [4]. Later the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire listed Leuiua filia Hacke as holding lands there in 1218 - a very rare entry for a female or "daughter" to hold lands at that time. Later again, Gilbert Hale was listed in the Feet of Fines of Staffordshire in 1257. [5]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had the following entries as both a forename and surname: Hacca filius Pictavini; Peter filius Hake, Lincolnshire; Haco le Muner, Suffolk; and Hako Strek, Suffolk. [2]

Early History of the Hakes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hakes research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1273, 1375, 1579, 1567, 1567, 1579, 1576, 1578, 1586 and 1586 are included under the topic Early Hakes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hakes Spelling Variations

Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Hakes has been spelled Hake, Hakes, Hakke, Hacke and others.

Early Notables of the Hakes family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Edward Hake, ( fl. 1579), an English satirist who was patronized by the Earl of Leicester, known for his Newes out of Paules Churchyarde, A Trappe for Syr Monye, whi was first published in 1567. No copy of the 1567 edition is known; but the work was reprinted in 1579. "From the dedication to the Earl of Leicester we learn that at this date Hake was under-steward...
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hakes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hakes migration to the United States +

The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Hakes family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Hakes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Hakes, who arrived in Virginia in 1622 [6]
  • Thomas Hakes who died at Jamestown, Virginia in 1623
  • Richard Hakes, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hakes (post 1700) +

  • Willis J. Hakes, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1932, 1936, 1952 [7]
  • W. H. Hakes, American politician, Mayor of Texarkana, Texas, 1875-76 [7]
  • Montague Hakes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1912 [7]
  • Jack S. Hakes, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 96th District, 1970 [7]
  • Horace W. Hakes, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1916 [7]
  • Harlo Hakes, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Steuben County 3rd District, 1856; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 29th District, 1874 [7]
  • A. D. Hakes, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 44th District, 1948 [7]


  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
  4. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  5. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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