The name Haukir is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a hawker, or someone who held land in exchange for providing hawks to a lord. The surname Haukir is derived from the Old English word hafocere,
which means falconer
Early Origins of the Haukir family
The surname Haukir 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 Haukir family
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Haukir 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 Haukir 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 Haukir include Hawker, Hawkar, Hawkir and others.
Early Notables of the Haukir family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haukir family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Haukir or a variant listed above: John Hawker arrived in the Leeward Islands in 1654; Timothy Hawker arrived in Barbados in 1685.