The name Haukar finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a hawker, or someone who held land in exchange for providing hawks to a lord. The surname Haukar is derived from the Old English word hafocere,
which means falconer
Early Origins of the Haukar family
The surname Haukar was first found in Northumberland
. The Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 list some of the early variations of the name: John le Haueker in Wiltshire; and Hugh le Haukere in Cambridgeshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Haukar family
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Haukar 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. Haukar has been recorded under many different variations, including Hawker, Hawkar, Hawkir and others.
Early Notables of the Haukar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haukar 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 Haukar or a variant listed above: John Hawker arrived in the Leeward Islands in 1654; Timothy Hawker arrived in Barbados in 1685.