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The Anglo-Saxon name Hawkesworth comes from when the family resided in one of two similarly-named places. The parish of Hawksworth is located eight miles from Newark in Nottinghamshire. The township of Hawkswith is in the parish of Arncliffe in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Hawkesworth belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Hawkesworth Early Origins



The surname Hawkesworth was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hawkesworth Spelling Variations


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Hawkesworth Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hawkesworth include Hawkesworth, Hawksworth, Hawkeworth and others.

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Hawkesworth Early History


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Hawkesworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawkesworth research. Another 306 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1715 and 1773 are included under the topic Early Hawkesworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hawkesworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hawkesworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hawkesworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hawkesworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Hawkesworth settled in Boston in 1635
  • Thomas Hawkesworth, who arrived in Salisbury, Massachusetts in 1640
  • John Hawkesworth settled in New England in 1672

Hawkesworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • lames Hawkesworth, who arrived in New York, NY in 1834

Hawkesworth Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Hawkesworth, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1822

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawkesworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawkesworth (post 1700)



  • Robert W. Hawkesworth, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1900

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Hawkesworth Historic Events


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Hawkesworth Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. James Hawkesworth (d. 1912), aged 38, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. William Walter Hawkesworth (d. 1912), aged 38, English Deck Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Hawkesworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hawkesworth 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 10:23.

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