Hauke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The generations and branches of the Hauke family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Hauke comes from the Old English personal name Hafoc, which means hawk. However, the surname Hauke 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 Hauke 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.
Early Origins of the Hauke family
The surname Hauke 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.  On the more romantic side, one reference claims the name derives from the "bird: allusive to keenness of disposition." 
Important Dates for the Hauke family
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Hauke Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hauke include Hawk, Hawke, Hawkes, Hauk, Hauke and others.
Early Notables of the Hauke family (pre 1700)
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Hauke migration to the United States
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hauke or a variant listed above:
Hauke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anton Hauke, who arrived in Amenca in 1850 
- Stefan Hauke, who landed in America in 1850 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hauke (post 1700)
- Thomas A. Hauke, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly 23rd District; Elected 1974 
- George Hauke, American politician, Postmaster at Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1820-24 
- Albert P. Hauke, American politician, Mayor of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, 1953 
- Hauke Harder (b. 1963), German composer
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