Origins Available: English
The name Hyke is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came 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 Hyke family
The surname Hyke 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 Hyke family
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Hyke Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hyke include Hack, Hache, Hach, Hacche and others.
Early Notables of the Hyke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hyke family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Hack who settled in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1640; his son settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hyke (post 1700)
- Raymond John "Ray" Hyke (1917-1982), American actor, known for his roles in Red River (1948) and Fort Apache (1948), he appeared in 45 titles
- John C. Hyke, American voice actor