The name Hawe was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the Old French personal name Haueis
and the Old German personal name Hadewidis,
which literally means battlewide.
The surname Hawe may also be derived from residence "at the haw", which refers to a garth, yard, or enclosure. In this case, Hawe 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.
Early Origins of the Hawe family
The surname Hawe was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hawe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawe research.Another 382 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1327, and 1523 are included under the topic Early Hawe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hawe Spelling Variations
Hawe has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hawe have been found, including Hawes, Hawe, Haugh, Haughes, Hause and others.
Early Notables of the Hawe family (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 Hawe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hawe family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hawes to arrive on North American shores:
Hawe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Hawe, aged 25, who landed in Maryland in 1684 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Hawe Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. James Hawe, aged 45 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec but died on Grosse Isle on June 25th, 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 32)
- Mrs. Margaret Hawe, aged 60 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Aberfoyle" departing 27th May 1847 from Waterford, Ireland; the ship arrived on 4th July 1847 but she died on board CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 79)