name Hike comes from the baptismal name for the son of Haki,
which was originally derived from the Scandinavian forename Haki or Hako
. This Christian name was popular among the Viking settlers who landed on the shores of England
during the 10th and 11th centuries.
Early Origins of the Hike family
The surname Hike was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hike family
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Hike Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hike were recorded, including Hack, Hache, Hach, Hacche and others.
Early Notables of the Hike family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hike family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hike family emigrate to North America: William Hack who settled in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1640; his son settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
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