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
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few 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.
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
- Albert Hookey, aged 39, who landed in America from Isle of Wight, in 1892
Hookey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Edward Arthur Hookey, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Brighton, in 1909
- Robert George Hookey, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1920
- Thomas Hookey, aged 41, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
Hookey Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Jessie Hookey, aged 34, who settled in St.Catherines, Ontario Canada, in 1919
- Linda Hookey, aged 10, who immigrated to St. Catherines, Ontario Canada, in 1919
- Velma Hookey, aged 6, who immigrated to St. Catherines, Ontario Canada, in 1919
- Gertrude Hookey, aged 24, who immigrated to Belle Isle, Newfoundland, in 1922
- Robert Hookey, aged 24, who settled in Belle Isle, Newfoundland in 1922