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The name Hawkes is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the Old English personal name Hafoc, which means hawk. However, the surname Hawkes 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 Hawkes 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.

Hawkes Early Origins



The surname Hawkes 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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Hawkes Spelling Variations


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Hawkes Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hawkes has undergone many spelling variations, including Hawk, Hawke, Hawkes, Hauk, Hauke and others.

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Hawkes Early History


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Hawkes Early History



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

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Hawkes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hawkes Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hawkes were among those contributors:

Hawkes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Hawkes, who came to Virginia in 1635
  • Mary Hawkes, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • William Hawkes, aged 22, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Ellin Hawkes, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • Edmond Hawkes, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hawkes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jeffery Hawkes, who landed in Virginia in 1701

Hawkes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Hawkes, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1812
  • N Hawkes, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Mr. Hawkes, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Alfred Hawkes, aged 6, landed in New York in 1862
  • Annie Hawkes, aged 7, arrived in New York in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hawkes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Hawkes, who landed in Prince Edward Island in 1817

Hawkes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Hawkes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • Robert Hawkes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Gratitude" in 1848
  • Robert Hawkes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849
  • Joseph Hawkes, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • Elizabeth Hawkes, aged 28, a cook, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hawkes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Hawkes landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
  • Robert Hawkes, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • Sarah Hawkes arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • Ann Hawkes, aged 25, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Caroline A. Hawkes, aged 28, a housekeeper, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawkes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawkes (post 1700)



  • W. Hawkes, American politician, Mayor of Salina, Kansas, 1956-57
  • Travis Hawkes, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Idaho, 2012
  • Ted Hawkes, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960
  • Pollyanne Hawkes, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 2012
  • M. A. Hawkes, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 6th District, 1873
  • John Hawkes, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1972
  • James Hawkes (1776-1865), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Otsego County, 1819-20; U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1821-23
  • George A. Hawkes, American politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Sagadahoc County (2nd), 1931-32
  • Elizabeth Hawkes, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 11th District, 1950; Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1954
  • Albert Wahl Hawkes (1878-1971), American Republican politician, U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1943-49; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1944
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hawkes Historic Events


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Hawkes Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Sydney William Hawkes (1919-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Narrogin, 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. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Hawkes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hawkes 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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