Hawken History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Hawken originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the Old English personal name Hafoc, which continued to be in use until the 13th century. The surname Hawken was originally derived from the form Havec and the addition of the diminutive suffix -in, which forms Havek-in. The name Hawken has also been popularly regarded as a pet form of the personal name Henry.

Early Origins of the Hawken family

The surname Hawken was first found in Kent at Hawkinge or Hackynge, a parish in the union of Elham, hundred of Folkestone which dates back to at least 1204 when it was listed as Hauekinge and literally meant "place frequented by hawks" or "place of a man called Hafoc", derived from the Old English personal name "hafac" + ing. [1] The present town and civil parish is almost 1 mile (1.3km) east of the original village and is best known as the home of RAF Hawkinge, the closest operational airfield to France and was used extensively during the Battle of Britain in World War II. "Part of the lands and tithes [of East Wickham, Kent] were given by the famous admiral, Sir John Hawkins, in the reign of Elizabeth, to the hospital for distressed mariners founded by him at Chatham, to which they still belong." [2] "The Hawkinses of The Gaer, co. Monmouth, and those of Cantlowes, co. Middlesex, claim a local origin from the parish of Hawking, near Folkestone, in Kent, of which Osbert de Hawking was possessor temp. Henry II. The family removed to Nash Court in the parish of Boughtonunder-Bleane in the same county, and there remained until the year 1800. " [3]

Important Dates for the Hawken family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawken research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1532, 1595, 1588, 1611, 1659, 1628, 1681 and are included under the topic Early Hawken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hawken 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 Hawken has appeared include Hawkins, Hawkin, Haykins, Haykin and others.

Early Notables of the Hawken family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595), English admiral, slave trader, leader of the Sea Dogs, who was knighted after he commanded the "Victory" in the defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588); John Hawkins (born c...
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Migration of the Hawken family to Ireland

Some of the Hawken family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 66 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hawken migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hawken Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Jacob Hawken, (b. 1820), aged 19 born in St. Columb, Cornwall, UK convicted in Cornwall on 15th October 1839, sentenced for 15 years for stealing bullocks, transported aboard the ship "Lord Lyndoch" in 1840 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [4]
  • Mr. Jacob Hawken, (b. 1820), aged 19, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 13th October 1839, sentenced for 15 years for stealing 6 bullocks from William and George Hicks of St. Columb, transported aboard the ship "Lord Lyndoch" on 7th September 1840 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [5]
  • Miss Phillippa Hawken, (b. 1834), aged 21, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth on 31st January 1855 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 1st June 1855 [6]
  • Henry Hawken, aged 24, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks" [7]
  • John Hawken, aged 30, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks" [7]
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Hawken migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hawken Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Hawken, British settler travelling from Plymouth with family aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th March 1858 [8]
  • S. Hawken, British settler travelling from Plymouth with family aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th March 1858 [8]
  • Mr. Gilbert Hawken, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Excelsior" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 17th March 1859 [8]
  • Mr. William Hawken, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Excelsior" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 17th March 1859 [8]
  • Miss Sarah Hawken, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Excelsior" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 17th March 1859 [8]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hawken (post 1700)

  • Aidan Hawken (b. 1975), American singer-songwriter and musician
  • Paul Hawken (b. 1946), American environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author
  • Jacob and Samuel Hawken, American gunsmiths and traders in St. Louis, Missouri from 1825 to 1855, famous for designing the "plains rifle" named the Hawken rifle
  • Kathy Hawken (b. 1947), American Republican politician, Member of North Dakota State Legislature; Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 2004 [9]
  • Dominic J. Hawken (b. 1967), British keyboard player and session musician, active in the 1990s
  • Oswald James Hawken (1870-1957), New Zealand Reform Party Member of Parliament
  • Roger William Hercules Hawken (1878-1947), Australian engineer, first lecturer in Civil Engineering, and later professor at the University of Queensland
  • John Christopher Hawken (b. 1940), British keyboard player
  • Walter Hawken Tregellas (1831-1894), Cornish miscellaneous writer, born at Truro, the eldest son of John Tabois Tregellas (1792–1863), merchant at Truro, purser of Cornish mines, and author of many stories written in the local dialect of the county

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  7. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 30th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Banks 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbanks1855.shtml
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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