Haverstick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The earliest origins of the Haverstick surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member 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 Haverstick is derived from the Old English word hæfer, which means he-goat. [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Haverstick family

The surname Haverstick 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 Haverstick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haverstick research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1470, 1482, 1497, 1509, 1514, 1505, 1499, 1513, 1657, 1702, 1684, 1685, 1687, 1686 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Haverstick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haverstick 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 Haverstick 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 Haverstick include: Havers, Haver and others.

Early Notables of the Haverstick family (pre 1700)

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...
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haverstick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Haverstick family

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 Haverstick or a variant listed above: Dr. D. Havers settled in New Orleans in 1822; John Havers arrived in Philadelphia in 1868.



  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)


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