Hockney is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in Hackney, a place-name from Middlesex. The exact location of Hackney is in what is now Greater London. The place-name is derived from the Old English personal name
Haca, and the suffix eg,
which meant "island or dry ground in a marsh." The place-name was rendered as Hakaneia in 1198, and is Hackney today.
Early Origins of the Hockney family
The surname Hockney was first found in the county of Middlesex, where the surname is associated with the parish of that name.
Early History of the Hockney family
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Hockney Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hockney family name include Hackney, Hackny, Hackeney, Hackneyman and others.
Early Notables of the Hockney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hockney family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hockney surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Hockney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Albert Hockney, who landed in Iowa in 1885 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Hockney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Robert Sallet Hockney, aged 33, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Olivia" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 15 November 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Olivia 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/olivia1853.shtml.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hockney (post 1700)
- David Hockney (b. 1937), English artist
Historic Events for the Hockney family
- Mr. Kenneth Hockney, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html