Show ContentsOckeword History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Ockeword is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the area that was referred to as Hackworth. The surname Ockeword is derived from two words; Hack, the Scandinavian personal name and worth which is the Anglo-Saxon word which means a homestead or farm.

Early Origins of the Ockeword family

The surname Ockeword was first found in Devon, where they became one of the noted west country families.

Early History of the Ockeword family

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Ockeword 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. Ockeword has been recorded under many different variations, including Hackworth, Hakeworth, Hackwith, Hacworth, Hackworthy, Ackworth, Acworth and many more.

Early Notables of the Ockeword family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include George Acworth, (d. 1578) English civilian and divine, educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He was admitted a fellow of his college 26 Jan. 1553, and graduated M.A. in 1555. "He was admitted an advocate in 1562, and created LL.D. of Cambridge in the following year. Dr. Acworth was chancellor...
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Migration of the Ockeword family

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 Ockeword or a variant listed above: Charles Ackworth, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1769. on Facebook