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The origins of the Hawkshaw name lie with England's ancient 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.

Hawkshaw Early Origins



The surname Hawkshaw was first found in 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.

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Hawkshaw Spelling Variations


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Hawkshaw Spelling Variations



Before the last few 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.

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Hawkshaw Early History


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Hawkshaw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawkshaw research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1285 and 1375 are included under the topic Early Hawkshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hawkshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hawkshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hawkshaw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hawkshaw In Ireland


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Hawkshaw In Ireland



Some of the Hawkshaw family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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

  • George Hawkshaw and his son Thomas, who settled in Virginia in 1698

Hawkshaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Hawkshaw, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawkshaw (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawkshaw (post 1700)



  • Lady Ann Hawkshaw (1812-1885), née Jackson, an English poet who published four volumes of poetry between 1842 and 1871, wife of Sir John Hawkshaw
  • Sir John Hawkshaw (1811-1891), English engineer, responsible for the Charing Cross and Cannon Street railways and strong proponent of the proposed Suez Canal
  • Benjamin Hawkshaw (d. 1738), Irish Anglican divine, born in Dublin, he left Ireland during the Glorious Revolution to study at St. John's College, Cambridge but later returned to the parish of St. Nicholas-within-the-Walls at Dublin
  • Kirsty Hawkshaw (b. 1969), British songwriter and dance artist, lead vocalist of the 1992-94 group Opus III
  • William Alan Hawkshaw (b. 1937), British composer and performer, father of dance artist Kirsty Hawkshaw
  • John Clarke Hawkshaw (1841-1921), British civil engineer, son of Sir John Hawkshaw

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Hawkshaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hawkshaw 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 29 November 2016 at 08:40.

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