Haws Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Haws Origin:


Origins of Haws:

This interesting and unique surname has two imaginable origins. The first origin of which derives from the ancient name “Haw,” itself a nickname of another name like “Hawkin” or “Havekin,” from the Olde English pre 7th Century “Hafoc.” The second origin is from a particular female name developed by the Normans, the word “Haueis,” which is from the Germanic type of word “Haduwidis” combination of the components “Hadu,” which means struggle or competition and the word “widi,” which means wide. As a particular name, this first listed as “Hawis,” in the Curia Rolls of Suffolk in the year 1208. The surname first appeared as Hawes or Hawyes in the modern era, these being the nicknames descended from the father’s name. One “Reginoll Hawes” was a previous traveler to America, departing from London in January 1634 for Virginia.


More common variations are: Hawes, Hawse, Hawas, Hawis, Hawsa, Hawsw, Hawsy, Hyaws, Heaws, Hawss.


The origins of the surname Haws first appeared in Oxfordshire where people held a family seat from early times.

The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of Robert Hawyse, dated about 1279, in the Oxfordshire Hundred Rolls. It was during the time of King Edward I who was known to be the “the Hammer of Scots,” dated 1272 – 1307.


Many of the people with surname Haws had moved to Ireland during the 17th century.

United States of America:

Individuals with the surname Haws settled in the United States in three different centuries respectively in the 17th, 18th, and 19th. Some of the people with the name Haws who settled in the United States in the 17th century included Rowland Haws arrived in Maryland in the year 1667.

Some of the people with the surname Haws who settled in the United States in the 18th century included John Haws and Jane Haws; both landed in Virginia in the same year 1702. Hans Haws at the age of 36, Johanes Haws at the age of 18, both arrived in Pennsylvania in the same year 1714. George Haws settled in Pennsylvania in the year 1740

The following century saw much more Haws surnames come. Some of the people with the surname Haws who settled in the United States in the 19th century included John W Haws arrived in New York in the year 1845.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Haws: United States 4,907; England 151; Australia 9; Canada 192; South Africa 1; Scotland 20; Russia 1; Indonesia 1; Tunisia 2; Algeria 1.

Notable People:

John Henry Hobart Haws (1809 – January 27, 1858) was an American from New York. He was born in New York City in the year 1809. He graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University in 1827. He got an education in law, was selected to the bar and trained in New York City. He was selected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress, managing the office from March in the year 1851 to March 1853. He failed to be re-elected in 1852. He passed away in New York City in the year 1858; his burial was in St. Stephen’s graveyard and his reinternment was in the Green-Wood burial ground, Brooklyn, in the year 1866.

Kurt Leroy Haws was born in September 1969, in Mesa, Arizona. He is an American football player in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Utah and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1994 NFL Draft. He played for the Carolina Panthers in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft.

Tyler Haws was born in April in the year 1991. He is an American basketballer who plays for Obradoiro CAB of Spain’s Liga ACB. He was a standout basketball player in high school, and he became the leading scorer (1,772 points) at his school, being twice named Utah’s Mr. Basketball, and winning Utah’s Gatorade Player of the Year. At Brigham Young University (BYU), Haws was named the 2014 West Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) Per chevron argent and gules three fleur-de-lis counterchanged.
2) Gules a fret argent a canton of the second. Crest—A sphinx statant, wings expanded.

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