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The roots of the Hawcrowe surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The Hawcrowe surname comes from someone having lived in Halcro, in South Ronaldsey, Orkney. The place-name is taken from the place-name Halcro in Caithness, where the family originated.

Hawcrowe Early Origins



The surname Hawcrowe was first found in Caithness (Gaelic: Gallaibh), the northern tip of Scotland, a Norse/Viking controlled region from the 9th century, which became the Earldom of Caithness, in Scotland where they held a family seat from ancient times, and where family tradition claims that they are descended from the natural son of King Sverrir of Norway. At early times the family migrated to South Ronaldsay where they gave their name to the lands called Halcro. Today Halcrow is a hamlet in northern Manitoba, Canada, but the origin of the place is unknown.

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Hawcrowe Spelling Variations


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Hawcrowe Spelling Variations



Few standards of spelling and translation existed in the Middle Ages. spelling variations, are thus, an extremely common occurrence in records of ancient Scottish names. Over the years, Hawcrowe has been spelled Halcroe, Halcro, Halcrow, Halcrough, Hacro, Hawcro, Halkrawe, Haucro and many more.

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Hawcrowe Early History


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Hawcrowe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawcrowe research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1492, 1534 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Hawcrowe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hawcrowe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hawcrowe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hawcrowe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Land and opportunity greeted all those who made it across the Atlantic. These settlers and their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Clan societies and other Scottish organizations have preserved much of this heritage for the ancestors of those brave Scots. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Hawcrowe to North America: Magnus Halcro who settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1774; with his wife Elizabeth and son Hugh; William Hacro settled in Virginia in 1653.

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Citations



    Other References

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