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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.

Hawken Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"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]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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Hawken Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hawken Early History


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Hawken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawken research. Another 237 words (17 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.

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Hawken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hawken Early Notables (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...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hawken Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hawken In Ireland


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Hawken In Ireland



Some of the Hawken family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hawken Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hawken, aged 24, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks"
  • John Hawken, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks"
  • Nicholas Hawken, aged 21, a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks"
  • William Wymond Hawken, aged 20, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"

Hawken Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hawken, aged 40, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Mary Hawken, aged 38, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Jane Hawken, aged 11, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Albert Hawken, aged 9, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Mark Hawken, aged 7, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawken (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Toujours pret
Motto Translation: Always ready.


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Citations


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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.

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. 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.
  11. ...

The Hawken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hawken 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.

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