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The name Hawley reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hawley family lived in Hawley, Somerset. The most probable derivation of this name suggests that it comes from the Old Norman word haugr, which means mound, and the Old English leah, which means clearing. Another derivation supported by some examples suggests that the name indicates tat the name is an anglocized version of the place-name La Haule-De-Bec in Greteuil, Normandy.

Hawley Early Origins



The surname Hawley was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hawley Spelling Variations


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Hawley Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hawley family name include Hawley, Hawly and others.

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Hawley Early History


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Hawley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawley research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1340, 1350, 1408, 1374, 1401, 1390, 1393, 1394, 1402, 1404, 1603, 1690, 1629, 1650, 1645, 1716, 1695 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Hawley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hawley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hawley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Hawley (Hauley) (c.1340 or 1350-1408), Mayor of Dartmouth on fourteen occasions between 1374 and 1401 and elected MP for Dartmouth in 1390, 1393, 1394, and 1402, both a merchant and licensed privateer, conducted a number of naval operations in the English Channel...

Another 89 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hawley 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Hawley family to immigrate North America:

Hawley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mathew Hawley settled in Hingham Massachusetts in 1630
  • Jerome Hawley, who arrived in Maryland in 1633
  • Gerome Hawley settled in Maryland in 1634
  • Robert Hawley, who arrived in Maryland in 1648
  • Jeremiah Hawley, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1651
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hawley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Hawley, who landed in America in 1765

Hawley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hawley, who arrived in New York in 1839
  • Samuel Hawley, aged 36, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Jared Hawley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • John Hawley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Hawley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jehiel Hawley U.E., "Jeheil" (b. 1712) from Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA who died in 1777 on his way to Bath, Ontario c. 1777 married twice having 10 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Hawley U.E. (b. 1739) born in North Salem, Westchester County, New York he died before arriving to Canada c. 1783 in New York, married to Abigail Sanford they had 8 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Martin Hawley U.E. (b. 1764) born in New Milford, Connecticut, USA who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1784 son of Jeptha Hawley he died in 1844, married to Amy Rogers they had 13 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Matthew Hawley U.E. from Woodbury, Connecticut, USA who settled in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia c. 1784 then Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia arriving aboard the ship "Argo" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Matthew Hawley Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hawley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Philo Hawley, who landed in Canada in 1830
  • Jesse B Hawley, who landed in Canada in 1834

Hawley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Hawley, English convict from Nottingham, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • William Hawley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848
  • Francis Hawley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850
  • James Hawley, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant"
  • Martin Hawley, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawley (post 1700)




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Suggested Readings for the name Hawley


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Suggested Readings for the name Hawley



  • A History of the Robinson and Hawley Families, Including Findings on the Morris, Putnam, Cary and Plummer Families by Duane Robinson.
  • Smith Hawley and His Descendants by Marilyn Hawley Symonds.

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  11. ...

The Hawley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hawley 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 3 October 2016 at 03:40.

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