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The name Hawkey was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the Old English personal name Hafoc, which means hawk. However, the surname Hawkey 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 Hawkey 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.

Hawkey Early Origins



The surname Hawkey 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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Hawkey Spelling Variations


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Hawkey Spelling Variations



Hawkey has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Hawk, Hawke, Hawkes, Hauk, Hauke and others.

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Hawkey Early History


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Hawkey Early History



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

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Hawkey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hawkey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hawkeys to arrive on North American shores:

Hawkey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hawkey, who settled in New York, NY in 1820
  • William Hawkey, who came to Michigan in 1865

Hawkey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Hawkey, aged 36, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer"

Hawkey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William M. Hawkey, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawkey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawkey (post 1700)



  • Rich Hawkey, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 4th District, 1980
  • Raymond "Ray" Hawkey (b. 1930), English graphic designer and author

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Hawkey Historic Events


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Hawkey Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Derrick B Hawkey (b. 1921), English Signalman serving for the Royal Navy from Parkstone, Dorsetshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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See Also


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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.

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Hawkey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hawkey 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 4 March 2016 at 13:41.

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