The name Hawmen comes from one of the family having worked as a person who worked as a servant for Hugh.
Early Origins of the Hawmen family
The surname Hawmen was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Hawmen family
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Hawmen 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 Hawmen have been found, including: Homan, Homans, Howman, Hoeman, Hownam and others.
Early Notables of the Hawmen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hawmen family to Ireland
Some of the Hawmen family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Hawmen family to the New World and Oceana
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. Among the first immigrants of the name Hawmen, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : William Hoeman, who sailed to Massachusetts with his family in 1635. Among the other family members who followed this first settler were: John Howman, who sailed to Virginia in 1637.
The Hawmen Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Labile quod opportunum
Motto Translation: That which is opportune is quickly gone, or opportunity soon slips by.