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The lineage of the name Hawthorn begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the settlement of Hawthorn in the county of Durham, or near a hawthorn shrub or tree. Thus, the surname Hawthorn belongs both the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads, and to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. The surname Hawthorn is derived from the Old English word haguthorn, which means hawthorn.

Hawthorn Early Origins



The surname Hawthorn was first found in Durham at Hawthorn, a township in the parish of Easington. The township dates back to 1155 when it was originally spelt Hagethorn and literally meant "place at the hawthorn," from the Old English "hagu-thorn." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The place is most significant as "on the 5th of November, 1824, not less than 50 vessels perished in a storm immediately off this part, and the crews of all were lost, with the exception of the crew of one only, who were enabled to effect their escape by means of a rope, thrown from the vessel, and brought to land by a Newfoundland dog belonging to Major Anderson." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"The New England family of this name left this country [(England)] in or before 1634, and until recently wrote themselves Hathorne." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
In Scotland, the name is an old Galloway name. "A family of the name were proprietors of Meikle or Over Aires in the parish of Kirkinner." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
In other parts of England, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 revealed: Galfridus Hackthom in Huntingdonshire; and John atte Horethorne in Somerset. [5]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)

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Hawthorn Spelling Variations


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Hawthorn 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 Hawthorn has undergone many spelling variations, including Hawthorne, Hathorne, Hawthorn and others.

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Hawthorn Early History


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Hawthorn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawthorn research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1455, 1484, 1602, 1628, 1606, 1681, 1630, 1641, 1717, 1692, 1804, 1864 and are included under the topic Early Hawthorn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hawthorn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hawthorn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Major William Hathorne ( ca. 1606-1681), English immigrant to North America in 1630; and his son, John Hathorne (1641-1717), a merchant and magistrate of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Justice of the Special Court...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hawthorn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hawthorn In Ireland


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Hawthorn In Ireland



Some of the Hawthorn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Hawthorn were among those contributors:

Hawthorn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mathew Hawthorn settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Math Hawthorn, who arrived in Virginia in 1622

Hawthorn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tho Hawthorn, who landed in Virginia in 1724

Hawthorn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Hawthorn, aged 22, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Mary Hawthorn, aged 21, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Geo Hawthorn, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Thomas Hawthorn, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1810
  • Francis Hawthorn, who landed in America in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hawthorn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Hawthorn, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1775
  • Peter Hawthorn, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1775

Hawthorn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Miss. Hawthorn, aged 1 year & 6 months who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Achilles" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle on June 4th, 1847 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 32)
  • Mr. John Hawthorn, aged 54 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Achilles" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle on June 2nd, 1847 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 32)

Hawthorn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Hawthorn, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"

Hawthorn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Hawthorn, aged 31, a millwright, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Elizabeth Hawthorn, aged 32, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Hugh Hawthorn, aged 3, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Sarah Hawthorn, aged 2, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • William Hawthorn, aged 7 mths., arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawthorn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawthorn (post 1700)



  • Alexander Travis Hawthorn (1825-1899), American brigadier general in the Confederate States Army
  • Robert Hawthorn, English co-founder of R and W Hawthorn Ltd, a locomotive manufacturer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, from 1817 until 1885
  • Reginald Hawthorn (1867-1944), English civil servant, statistician and meteorologist
  • John Michael "Mike" Hawthorn (1929-1959), English racing driver
  • Chloe Charlotte Hawthorn (b. 2002), British child actress, best known for her starring role as Matilda Wormwood in Matilda the Musical
  • Harry Bertram Hawthorn OC (1910-2006), Canadian anthropologist and museum curator

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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: Stabo
Motto Translation: I shall stand.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 32)

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  11. ...

The Hawthorn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hawthorn 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.

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