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Hawk Coat of Arms Meaning

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Origin, Meaning, Family History and Hawk Coat of Arms and Family Crest

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Baron Hawke). Ar. a chev. erminois betw. three pilgrims’ staves purp. Crest—A hawk rising erm. beaked, belled, and charged on the breast with a fleur-de-lis or. Supporters—Dexter, Neptune, his mantle of a sea-green colour edged ar. crowned with an eastern coronet or, his dexter arm erect darting downwards his trident sa. headed silver, resting his sinister foot on a dolphin also sa.; sinister, a sea-horse or, sustaining in his fore fins a banner ar. the staff broken ppr. Motto—Strike.
2) (Treriven and Altenon, co. Cornwall; Nicholas Hawke. Visit. 1620). Bendy of six az. and or, a chief erm.
3) Ar. a chev. erminois betw. three flagstaves ppr. Crest—A falcon rising ppr. charged on the breast with a fleur-de-lis or.
4) Per pale az. and gu. a wolf saliant or, vulned in the shoulder of the second.
5) Erm. two bars vert. Crest—In the sea a column ppr.
6) (Manor of Edon, co. Notts. Her. Visit.), Gu. bezantee a lion ramp. ar.
7) (co. Stafford). Az. three bends or, a chief erm. Crest—On a chapeau ppr. an owl with wings expanded ar.

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Jenny Bussey commented on 19-Feb-2018
The coat of arms you show for the first two should be for HAWKE, with an -E at the end. This spelling is much more common in Britain though the two spellings are sometimes used in the same family. When HAWKEs emigrated to USA, they often used the HAWK spelling instead, so that that is more common than HAWKE in your country. HAWKS and HAWKES are different in origin to the name without an -S, with a different spread around England. I have not found any cases of the names being used with or without the -S in the same family. As above, HAWKS is more common in USA than Britain. To me, it would be better to split the two names up, i.e. HAWK + HAWKE, and HAWKS + HAWKES. There are other spellings that sound like HAWK and HAWKS, but I don't think there are any coats of arms for HOKE, HAX, HAUK, HOUK, etc. (with or without the -E/S). Some of these spellings are still in USA, though most have died out in Britain. Some originate in other parts of Europe, especially Holland and Germany. Of course, emigrants to former British colonies (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, etc) have spread the names as well, usually with their original spelling. I think Nicholas HAWKE of Trerivon and Alternon was an ancestor of Edward, the 1st Baron HAWKE, but it will take Y-DNA tests to prove it - there are descendants from both, but I've not had any luck persuading them to do tests!