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The Hauk surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the Old English personal name Hafoc, which means hawk. However, the surname Hauk may have been applied as a nickname to someone with a wild or cruel disposition. It may also be an occupational surname given to a "hawker" or someone who held land in exchange for providing hawks to a lord. Lastly, the surname Hauk may be a local surname given to someone who lived in a nook or corner; in this case, the surname is derived from the Old English word halke, which means nook or corner.

Hauk Early Origins



The surname Hauk was first found in Lincolnshire where Jocelin de Hawke was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. While this is the first listing of the name, years later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Records of 1379 list: Thomas Hauke; Thomas Hauke, coteler; Adam Hawke; and Johannes Hawke. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
On the more romantic side, one reference claims the name derives from the "bird: allusive to keenness of disposition." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Hauk Spelling Variations


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Hauk Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hauk are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hauk include: Hawk, Hawke, Hawkes, Hauk, Hauke and others.

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Hauk Early History


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Hauk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hauk research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1705 and 1781 are included under the topic Early Hauk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hauk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hauk Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hauk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hauk or a variant listed above:

Hauk Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Georg Hauk, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Jacob Hauk, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Barnhart Hauk, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Blasius Hauk, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Bernhart Hauk, who came to Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hauk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Hauk, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • C. J. Hauk, who came to Baltimore in 1832
  • Barbara Hauk, who settled in New York in 1832
  • Heinrich Hauk, who landed in America in 1832
  • Eberhard Hauk, who arrived in Ohio in 1869
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hauk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hauk (post 1700)



  • A. Andrew Hauk (1912-2004), United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Paul Hauk, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 15th District, 1958
  • Angelo Hauk (b. 1984), German footballer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Hauk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hauk Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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