Haughes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
The Haughes family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the Old French personal name Haueis and the Old German personal name Hadewidis, which literally means battlewide. The surname Haughes may also be derived from residence "at the haw", which refers to a garth, yard, or enclosure. 
Another source presumes that the name was derived from "dweller by the enclosure", from the Old English "haga" or Old Norse "hagi." "Hawe is clearly a pet-form of some common name, but of what it is difficult to decide. It may be for Old English for 'Hafoc.' " 
Early Origins of the Haughes family
The surname Haughes was first found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where we found Alan del Hawes, Cambridgeshire; John de la Hawe, Huntingdonshire; Peter in le Hawe, Kent; Reginald filius Hawise, Cambridgeshire; Richard Hawyse, Oxfordshire; and Hawis de Stanweye, Norfolk. 
In the early years, the name was used as both a forename and surname as seen by this entry in the Assize Rolls for Cheshire in 1286: Hawe de Bolinton. And more often than not, the name was used in a singular form as in William and Thomas Hawe who were listed in the Susidy Rolls of 1275 in Worcestershire. 
Early Norfolk records showed Maurice atte-Hawe, was Rector of Frethorp, Norfolk in 1349 and William atte-Hawe, was Rector of Newton, Norfolk in 1362. 
In the far south and west, in the parish of Stratton, Cornwall we found this interesting entry for the family: "Towards the conclusion of the fourteenth century, these estates were carried by an heiress to Sir Richard Haweis, whose daughter married, first, Sir John Tresilian, chief justice of the King's Bench, and, then Sir, John Coleshill, to whom Guy de Blanchminster rector of Lansalloes, released in 1393, all right in the manors of Stratton and Binnamy. From this family they were carried by an heiress to a younger branch of the Arundells, which becoming extinct, they were divided among its numerous representatives." 
Early History of the Haughes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haughes research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1327, 1379, 1378, 1332, 1523, 1606, 1606, 1603, 1668, 1603, 1604, 1623, 1627, 1665 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Haughes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haughes Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Haughes include Hawes, Hawe, Haugh, Haughes, Hause and others.
Early Notables of the Haughes family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Stephen Hawes (died 1523), a popular English poet during the Tudor period. His best known work was "The History of Graunde Amour and la Bel Pucel, conteining the knowledge of the Seven Sciences and the Course of Mans Life in this Woride or The Passetyme of Pleasure."
Edward Hawes (fl. 1606), was an English poet, was author of 'Trayterous Percyes and Catesbyes Prosopopeia. Written by Edward Hawes, Scholler at Westminster, a Youth of sixteene yeers...
Another 82 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haughes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Haughes family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Haughes were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Edmond Hawes who brought his wife and children to New England in 1635. In the same year Reginoll Hawes settled his family in Virginia; followed by Walter in 1652.
Related Stories +
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Page, William (ed), A History of the County of Norfolk. London: Victoria County History, 1906. Print
- ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print