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Hawksley Early Origins



The surname Hawksley was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1246 when William de Hauckesey held estates in Lancashire being from Worcestershire.

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Hawksley Spelling Variations


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Hawksley 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 Hawksley have been found, including Hawksley, Hawkesley, Hakesley, Horkesley, Horksley, Haxley, Hawxley, Howxley and many more.

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Hawksley Early History


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Hawksley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawksley research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Hawksley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hawksley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hawksley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hawksley 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



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 Hawksley, or a variant listed above:

Hawksley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph F Hawksley, who landed in New York, NY in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawksley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawksley (post 1700)



  • James Hawksley, American actor, known for Age of Reason, Grown Up Movie Star (2009) and Closet Monster (2015)
  • Thomas Hawksley (1807-1893), English civil engineer, known or his early water supply and coal gas engineering projects
  • Roy Hawksley (1942-1961), English rugby league player who played from 1961 to 1975
  • Lucinda Hawksley, English writer, great-great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens
  • Phillip Warren Hawksley (b. 1943), British politician, Member of Parliament for The Wrekin from 1979
  • James Hawksley (b. 1989), Australian rules footballer who played for the Brisbane Lions from 2008 to 2012
  • Humphrey Hawksley, British journalist, a foreign correspondent for the BBC since the early 1980s
  • Dominic Hawksley (b. 1952), British actor, known for Guiding Light, Max Payne (2001) and Death Machine (1994)
  • Charles Hawksley (1839-1917), British civil engineer, son of civil engineer Thomas Hawksley

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Hawksley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hawksley 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 25 February 2016 at 07:53.

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