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The name Hawker comes from one of the family having worked as a hawker, or someone who held land in exchange for providing hawks to a lord. The surname Hawker is derived from the Old English word hafocere, which means falconer or hawker.

Hawker Early Origins



The surname Hawker was first found in Northumberland. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list some of the early variations of the name: John le Haueker in Wiltshire; and Hugh le Haukere in Cambridgeshire. [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)

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Hawker Spelling Variations


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Hawker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hawker have been found, including: Hawker, Hawkar, Hawkir and others.

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Hawker Early History


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Hawker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawker research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hawker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hawker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hawker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hawker 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hawker, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Hawker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Hawker arrived in the Leeward Islands in 1654
  • Edward Hawker, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Patience Hawker, who arrived in Maryland in 1659
  • Thomas Hawker, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • Timothy Hawker arrived in Barbados in 1685

Hawker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Hawker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Adam Hawker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • Killian Hawker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Hawker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Louisa Hawker arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  • James Collins Hawker arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • William Hawker arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRIGHTMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Brightman.htm
  • Charles Lloyd Hawker arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • George Charles Hawker arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hawker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Lavinia Hawker, aged 19, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Emma Hawker arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Crownthorpe" in 1876
  • William Hawker, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1876
  • Samuel Hawker, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawker (post 1700)



  • Linda Hawker, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996
  • Keno L. Hawker, American politician, Mayor of Mesa, Arizona, 2000-08
  • John Hawker, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Plymouth, 1792-95
  • Herman Hawker, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1956
  • Colonel Peter Hawker (1786-1853), English celebrated diarist, author and sportsman
  • Thomas Hawker (b. 1722), English portrait painter
  • Philip Nigel "Phil" Hawker (b. 1962), English former football defender
  • Lizzy Hawker (b. 1976), British gold and bronze medalist long-distance runner
  • Lesley Hawker (b. 1981), Canadian two-time bronze medalist figure skater
  • David Peter Maxwell Hawker AO (b. 1949), Australian politician, 25th Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hawker Historic Events


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Hawker Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. George Clarence Hawker (1918-1941), Australian Steward from Cottesloe, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRIGHTMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Brightman.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. 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).
  11. ...

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