Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a person who made hooks or an agricultural worker who used hooks. The name Hookey was also applied to someone who lived near a bend or hill-spur. The surname Hookey is derived from the Old English word hoc, which means hook.
Early Origins of the Hookey family
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 Hookey family
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Hookey Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hookey include Hooker, Hookers and others.
Early Notables of the Hookey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hookey family to Ireland
Some of the Hookey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hookey family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hookey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Hookey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Hookey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Hookey Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hookey (post 1700)
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