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The ancestors of the name Hawthorne date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the settlement of Hawthorn in the county of Durham, or near a hawthorn shrub or tree. Thus, the surname Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne is derived from the Old English word haguthorn, which means hawthorn.

Hawthorne Early Origins



The surname Hawthorne 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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Hawthorne Spelling Variations


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Hawthorne Spelling Variations



Hawthorne has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Hawthorne, Hathorne, Hawthorn and others.

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Hawthorne Early History


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Hawthorne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hawthorne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hawthorne In Ireland


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Hawthorne In Ireland



Some of the Hawthorne 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hawthornes to arrive on North American shores:

Hawthorne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Hawthorne, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869
  • Frank Hawthorne, who landed in Allegany (Alieghtny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878
  • James Hawthorne, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879
  • John Hawthorne, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879
  • Arthur Hawthorne, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1886

Hawthorne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hawthorne, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Edward Hawthorne, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
  • Thomas Hawthorne, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
  • Edward Hawthorne, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire"
  • Thomas Hawthorne, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hawthorne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Hawthorne arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawthorne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hawthorne (post 1700)



  • Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), American writer, best known for his short stories and romances "The Scarlett Letter" and "The House of the Seven Gables"
  • Greg Hawthorne, former American NFL football player
  • Charles Webster Hawthorne (1872-1930), American painter
  • Sir Nigel Hawthorne (1929-2001), renowned English actor
  • Sir William Hawthorne (b. 1913), British professor of engineering who worked on the development of the jet engine
  • Phil Hawthorne, Australian rugby player
  • Robert Hawthorne (1822-1879), Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Frank Hawthorne (b. 1946), Canadian mineralogist and crystallographer

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Hawthorne Historic Events


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Hawthorne Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. John W Hawthorne (b. 1902), English Chief Petty Officer Cook (O) serving for the Royal Navy from Farnborough, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Arthur W Hawthorne (b. 1915), English Wireman serving for the Royal Navy from Coventry, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Joseph Hawthorne, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Hawthorne


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Suggested Readings for the name Hawthorne



  • The Haythorne(s) (also Hawthorne): A History and Genealogy by Dorothy Haythorn H. Collins.
  • To Myself a Stranger: A Biography of Rose Hawthorne Lathrop by Patricia Dunlavy Valenti.

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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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Hawthorne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hawthorne 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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