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The name Haw is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the Old French personal name Haueis and the Old German personal name Hadewidis, which literally means battlewide. The surname Haw may also be derived from residence "at the haw", which refers to a garth, yard, or enclosure. In this case, Haw belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.

Haw Early Origins



The surname Haw was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Haw Spelling Variations


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Haw Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Haw has undergone many spelling variations, including Hawes, Hawe, Haugh, Haughes, Hause and others.

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Haw Early History


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Haw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haw research. Another 382 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1327, and 1523 are included under the topic Early Haw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Haw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Haw Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Stephen Hawes (died 1523), a popular English poet during the Tudor period. His best known work was "The History of...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Haw were among those contributors:

Haw Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Abinadab Haw, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1671

Haw Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matthew Haw, who landed in Virginia in 1701

Haw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Amos Haw, who arrived in Arkansas in 1888

Haw Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Haw, aged 39, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • Harry Haw, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • James Haw, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • John Haw, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Haw (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Haw (post 1700)



  • William Haw Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1872
  • Brian William Haw (1949-2011), English protester and peace campaigner

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Haw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haw Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 10:19.

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