name Hawky comes from the Old English personal name Hafoc,
which means hawk.
However, the surname Hawky 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 Hawky 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
Early Origins of the Hawky family
The surname Hawky 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. 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Hawky family
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Hawky 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 Hawky were recorded, including Hawk, Hawke, Hawkes, Hauk, Hauke and others.
Early Notables of the Hawky family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hawky family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hawky Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Hawky, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm