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The Anglo-Saxon name Hawke comes from the Old English personal name Hafoc, which means hawk. However, the surname Hawke may have been applied as a nickname to someone with a wild or cruel disposition. It may also be an occupational surname given to a "hawker" or someone who held land in exchange for providing hawks to a lord. Lastly, the surname Hawke may be a local surname given to someone who lived in a nook or corner; in this case, the surname is derived from the Old English word halke, which means nook or corner.

Hawke Early Origins



The surname Hawke was first found in Lincolnshire where Jocelin de Hawke was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. While this is the first listing of the name, years later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Records of 1379 list: Thomas Hauke; Thomas Hauke, coteler; Adam Hawke; and Johannes Hawke. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
On the more romantic side, one reference claims the name derives from the "bird: allusive to keenness of disposition." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Hawke Spelling Variations


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Hawke Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hawke has appeared include Hawk, Hawke, Hawkes, Hauk, Hauke and others.

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Hawke Early History


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Hawke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawke research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1705 and 1781 are included under the topic Early Hawke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hawke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hawke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hawke 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hawke arrived in North America very early:

Hawke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mathew and Margaret Hawke, who arrived in Boston in 1630 and later moved to Salem
  • John Hawke, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1630
  • John Hawke, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Adam Hawke, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Matthew Hawke, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1638
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hawke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard and William Hawke, who settled in New England in 1774

Hawke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Hawke, who landed in New York in 1844
  • P Hawke, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848

Hawke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Hawke, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • Samuel Hawke landed in Sydney, Australia in 1839
  • John Hawke arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847
  • Grace Hawke arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847
  • nathaniel Hawke arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hawke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Hawke, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • William Cocking Hawke, aged 16, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Elizabeth Cocking Hawke, aged 15, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • John Hawke, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • William Hawke landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawke (post 1700)



  • Simon Hawke (b. 1951), born Nicholas Valentin Yermakov, an American author of science fiction and fantasy novels
  • Mark Hawke, American politician, Mayor of Gardner, Massachusetts, 2011
  • George S. Hawke, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Ohio State Attorney General, 1928
  • Charles Clifford Hawke (1885-1961), American politician, Mayor of Winfield, Kansas, 1934, 1937
  • Ethan Green Hawke (b. 1970), American actor, writer and film director
  • Warren Hawke (1970-1988), former English footballer who played from 1988 to 2005, nicknamed "The Legend"
  • Lord Martin Bladen Hawke (1860-1938), English cricketer and administrator, 7th Baron Hawke of Towton, county Yorkshire
  • Admiral of the Fleet Edward Hawke KB, PC (1705-1781), 1st Baron Hawke, British officer of the Royal Navy, best known for his victory over a French fleet at the Battle of Quiberon Bay in 1759, preventing a French invasion of Britain
  • Allan Douglas Hawke AC (b. 1948), former Australian senior public servant and diplomat, High Commissioner to New Zealand (2003-2005), Secretary of the Department of Defence (1999-2002)
  • Sir John Anthony Hawke (1869-1941), Unionist politician in England Member of Parliament for St Ives, Cornwall, and later a High Court judge
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hawke Historic Events


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Hawke Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frederick Desmond Hawke, British Leading Writer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. James Morton Hawke, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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This page was last modified on 16 October 2016 at 13:30.

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