Origins Available: English
The name Hookers finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a person who made hooks or an agricultural worker who used hooks. The name Hookers was also applied to someone who lived near a bend or hill-spur. The surname Hookers is derived from the Old English word hoc,
which means hook.
Early Origins of the Hookers family
The surname Hookers was first found in Norfolk
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 Hookers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hookers research.Another 316 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1558, 1554, 1600, 1586 and 1647 are included under the topic Early Hookers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hookers Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hookers has been recorded under many different variations, including Hooker, Hookers and others.
Early Notables of the Hookers family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Richard Hooker (1554?-1600) was a noted English theologian who wrote "The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity"; and Rev. Thomas Hooker (1586-1647), a prominent Puritan colonial leader who... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hookers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hookers family to Ireland
Some of the Hookers family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hookers family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hookers or a variant listed above: John Hooker and his son settled in Barbados in 1678; Joanna, John, Mary, Robert, Samuel, Sarah, Susannah, and Thomas Hooker settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1633.