The name Hawkir is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a hawker, or someone who held land in exchange for providing hawks to a lord. The surname Hawkir is derived from the Old English word hafocere,
which means falconer
Early Origins of the Hawkir family
The surname Hawkir 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
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Hawkir family
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Hawkir 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 Hawkir include Hawker, Hawkar, Hawkir and others.
Early Notables of the Hawkir family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hawkir family to the New World and Oceana
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: John Hawker arrived in the Leeward Islands in 1654; Timothy Hawker arrived in Barbados in 1685.