Hauker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name of Hauker finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a hawker, or someone who held land in exchange for providing hawks to a lord. The surname Hauker is derived from the Old English word hafocere, which means falconer or hawker.

Early Origins of the Hauker family

The surname Hauker 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. [1]

Important Dates for the Hauker family

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Hauker Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hauker family name include Hawker, Hawkar, Hawkir and others.

Early Notables of the Hauker family (pre 1700)

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Hauker migration to the United States

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hauker surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Hauker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Easter Hauker, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [2]
  • Sara Hauker, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [2]
Hauker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Hauker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]

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. ^ 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)
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