The name Hawkeshaw is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the settlement of Hawkshaw in the county of Lancashire
. The surname Hawkeshaw belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Hawkeshaw family
The surname Hawkeshaw was first found in Lancashire
at Hawkshaw, a village, now in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester. Hawkshaw was also a village in Peebleshire but was destroyed when the Fruid Reservoir was constructed in 1963.
Early History of the Hawkeshaw family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawkeshaw research.Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1285 and 1375 are included under the topic Early Hawkeshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hawkeshaw Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hawkeshaw has been spelled many different ways, including Hawkshaw, Hawkeshaw, Hawkshore, Hoxie and others.
Early Notables of the Hawkeshaw family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hawkeshaw family to Ireland
Some of the Hawkeshaw family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hawkeshaw family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hawkeshaws to arrive in North America: George Hawkshaw and his son Thomas, who settled in Virginia in 1698; David Hoxie, who came to San Francisco in 1852; and Alexander Hawkshaw, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1855..