Show ContentsHaukeshaw History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Haukeshaw surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the settlement of Hawkshaw in the county of Lancashire. The surname Haukeshaw belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Haukeshaw family

The surname Haukeshaw was first found in Lancashire at Hawkshaw, a village, now in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester. Hawkshaw was also a village in Peebleshire but was destroyed when the Fruid Reservoir was constructed in 1963.

Adam de Haukesheye was the first record of the family as listed in the Assize Rolls of Lancashire in 1285. [1]

Early History of the Haukeshaw family

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Haukeshaw Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Haukeshaw include Hawkshaw, Hawkeshaw, Hawkshore, Hoxie and others.

Early Notables of the Haukeshaw family

Notables of this surname at this time include: Benjamin Hawkshaw (d. 1738), a divine, born in Dublin, and entered Trinity College in 1687. He left Ireland upon the Revolution, and entered St. John's College, Cambridge; graduated B.A. there...
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Ireland Migration of the Haukeshaw family to Ireland

Some of the Haukeshaw family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Haukeshaw family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: George Hawkshaw and his son Thomas, who settled in Virginia in 1698; David Hoxie, who came to San Francisco in 1852; and Alexander Hawkshaw, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1855..

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook