Hawkshore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Hawkshore dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Hawkshaw in the county of Lancashire. The surname Hawkshore 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 Hawkshore family

The surname Hawkshore 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.

Early History of the Hawkshore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawkshore research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1285 and 1375 are included under the topic Early Hawkshore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hawkshore Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hawkshore have been found, including Hawkshaw, Hawkeshaw, Hawkshore, Hoxie and others.

Early Notables of the Hawkshore family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Hawkshore family to Ireland

Some of the Hawkshore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hawkshore family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hawkshore, or a variant listed above: George Hawkshaw and his son Thomas, who settled in Virginia in 1698; David Hoxie, who came to San Francisco in 1852; and Alexander Hawkshaw, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1855..

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