Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Hawkshaw in the county of Lancashire. The surname Hawkshaw 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 Hawkshaw family
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 Hawkshaw family
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Hawkshaw Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hawkshaw were recorded, including Hawkshaw, Hawkeshaw, Hawkshore, Hoxie and others.
Early Notables of the Hawkshaw family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hawkshaw family to Ireland
Some of the Hawkshaw family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hawkshaw family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hawkshaw family emigrate to North America:
Hawkshaw Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Hawkshaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hawkshaw (post 1700)
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