Show ContentsHaverkamp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Haverkamp family have grown. The name Haverkamp was given to a member of the family who was a person associated with a male goat, perhaps through ownership of such an animal or a perceived physical or temperamental resemblance to that animal. The surname Haverkamp is derived from the Old English word hæfer, which means he-goat. [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Haverkamp family

The surname Haverkamp was first found in Norfolk where Hugh, Simon Hauer was the first mention of the family in the Pipe Rolls of 1199 and later in the Pipe Rolls of Essex in 1230. [1]

From these earliest records, we must move to the north in Scotland to find later information. "Gilbert Heware, chaplain, witnessed an instrument of sasine, 1446, and Robert Hafere was one of the perambulators of the bounds of Prestwick, in the same year." [3]

Early History of the Haverkamp family

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Haverkamp 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 Haverkamp family name include Havers, Haver and others.

Early Notables of the Haverkamp family

Notables of the family at this time include Clopton Havers (1657-1702), an English physician and pioneer on the microstructure of bone, believed to have been the first person to observe the eponymous Haversian canals and Sharpey's fibres in bones. "He studied at Catharine Hall, Cambridge, but left the university without taking any degree. He was admitted extra-licentiate of the College of Physicians of London on 28 July 1684, took the degree of M.D. at Utrecht...
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Haverkamp Ranking

In Netherlands, the name Haverkamp is the 868th most popular surname with an estimated 2,304 people with that name. [4]

United States Haverkamp 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 Haverkamp surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Haverkamp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Caspar Haverkamp, who landed in America in 1814 [5]
  • Adolph Haverkamp, who arrived in America in 1840 [5]
  • Gerh Clennens Haverkamp, who landed in America in 1840 [5]
  • Gerh Martin Haverkamp, who arrived in America in 1840 [5]
  • Gerd Madin Haverkamp, who arrived in America in 1841 [5]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Haverkamp (post 1700) +

  • Warren F. Haverkamp, American politician, Mayor of Glendale, California, 1969-70, 1976-77 [6]

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  4. "Most Common Last Names in Netherlands." Forebears,
  5. 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)
  6. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from on Facebook