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Hawmind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the name Hawmind dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a person who worked as a servant for Hugh.

Early Origins of the Hawmind family


The surname Hawmind was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Hawmind family


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Hawmind Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hawmind has undergone many spelling variations, including Homan, Homans, Howman, Hoeman, Hownam and others.

Early Notables of the Hawmind family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hawmind family to Ireland


Some of the Hawmind family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hawmind family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hawmind were among those contributors: 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 Hawmind 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.


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