Ike History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Viking settlers of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Ike. It was a nickname for a hooked or crooked person. This nickname was originally derived from the Old Norse word haki which meant "hook" or "something crooked." [1]

Alternatively, the name could have been a patronymic for " the name of an ancestor as in 'the son of Hake.' " [2]

And another source believes the name has the same origin as "Haig and Haigh; from Haigh co. Lancaster or from Anglo-Saxon 'hagen,' a hay, hedge, meadow. " [3]

Early Origins of the Ike family

The surname Ike was first found in the county of Norfolk where Turkil Hako was listed there in Domesday Book [4]. Later the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire listed Leuiua filia Hacke as holding lands there in 1218 - a very rare entry for a female or "daughter" to hold lands at that time. Later again, Gilbert Hale was listed in the Feet of Fines of Staffordshire in 1257. [5]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had the following entries as both a forename and surname: Hacca filius Pictavini; Peter filius Hake, Lincolnshire; Haco le Muner, Suffolk; and Hako Strek, Suffolk. [2]

Early History of the Ike family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ike research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1273, 1375, 1579, 1567, 1567, 1579, 1576, 1578, 1586 and 1586 are included under the topic Early Ike History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ike Spelling Variations

Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations of the name Ike include Hake, Hakes, Hakke, Hacke and others.

Early Notables of the Ike family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Edward Hake, ( fl. 1579), an English satirist who was patronized by the Earl of Leicester, known for his Newes out of Paules Churchyarde, A Trappe for Syr Monye, whi was first published in 1567. No copy of the 1567 edition is known; but the work was reprinted in 1579. "From the dedication to the Earl of Leicester we learn that at this date Hake was under-steward...
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ike Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Ike migration to the United States +

Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Ike or a variant listed above, including:

Ike Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Karl Fried rich Wilhelm Ike, aged 27, who arrived in America in 1845 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ike (post 1700) +

  • Herman Ike Boone (1935-2019), American high school football coach who inspired the 2000 film Remember the Titans, starring Denzel Washington
  • Hugh Ike Shott (1866-1953), American newspaper editor, broadcaster, and politician, United States Senator from West Virginia (1942-1943)
  • Ike Poole, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1952
  • Ike Kouns, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1972 [7]
  • Ike Franklin Andrews (1925-2010), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 13th District, 1959-60; Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1961-62, 1967-72; [8]
  • Ike Isaacs (1923-1981), American jazz bassist
  • Ike Bartle, English professional rugby league footballer
  • Ike Wister Turner (1931-2007), American musician, bandleader, talent scout, and record producer considered to be one of the fathers of rock and roll
  • Ike McAuley (1891-1928), American professional baseball player
  • Ike Hilliard (b. 1976), professional American football player


  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
  4. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  5. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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