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The name Hawks is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the Old English personal name Hafoc, which means hawk. However, the surname Hawks 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 Hawks 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.

Hawks Early Origins



The surname Hawks 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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Hawks Spelling Variations


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Hawks 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. Hawks has been spelled many different ways, including Hawk, Hawke, Hawkes, Hauk, Hauke and others.

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Hawks Early History


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Hawks Early History



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

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Hawks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hawks Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



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 Hawkss to arrive in North America:

Hawks Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Hawks, who landed in Maryland in 1668

Hawks Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jeffry Hawks, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1720

Hawks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hawks, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Robert Hawks, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Samuel Hawks, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • James Hawks, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Hawks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Hawks, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • William Hawks, aged 29, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Cheapside"
  • Thomas Hawks, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis"
  • Mary Tabitha Hawks, aged 14, a nurserymaid, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawks (post 1700)



  • John Hawks (1731-1790), British-born, American architect active in North Carolina
  • John Twelve Hawks, American pseudonym for the author of the 2005 dystopian novel The Traveler and its sequels, The Dark River and The Golden City
  • John Hawks, American associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Cicero Stephens Hawks (1812-1868), American first Episcopal bishop of Missouri
  • William Bellinger Hawks (1901-1969), American film producer
  • Howard Winchester Hawks (1896-1977), American Academy Award nominated film director, producer and writer, awarded an Honorary Academy Award as "a master American filmmaker whose creative efforts hold a distinguished place in world cinema," known for such movies as Scarface (1932), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941) and many more
  • Private First Class Lloyd C Hawks (1911-1953), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944 for his actions in World War II
  • Frank Monroe Hawks (1897-1938), American Lieutenant Commander in World War I and a record holding aviator setting 214 point-to-point records in the United States and Europe, inspiration for the popular saying at the time, "Don't send it by mail... send it by Hawks"
  • Dr. Francis Lister Hawks (1798-1866), American priest of the Episcopal Church
  • William T. Hawks (b. 1944), American politician

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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 Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Hawks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hawks 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 28 November 2016 at 09:01.

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