Hacquoil family page
A Mrs Hacquoil photographed by Ernest Baudoux
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Origin of Surname
Hacquoil, which in 1331 was spelt Hascouf, and in Latin charters Hasculfus, is a corrupted form of the given name Aescwulf which, in common with other names ending with ouf, was of Norse origin, the ouf meaning wolf.
It is found in early medieval documents in Jersey but is not, in this form, found in Normandy.
A less likely derivation for the surname is suggested by The Dictionnaire Etymologyique des noms de famille de France, which derives the name from the word hache meaning to cut or strike, to which in some cases has been added various diminutives. If so it appears to have been an occupational name for a forester or perhaps an agricultural contractor, one whose job it was to clear or harvest the land.
The earliest record of Hacquoil in Jersey is in a 1299 document.
The first Hacquoil record in our database of Church baptism registers is that of Jean the son of Helier, baptised in St Peter in 1628. However, the following earlier Hacquoil births are known.
- Marie Hacquoil was born in St Ouen about 1502, married Helier Le Rossignol in 1528 and died three years later
- George Hacquoil was born in Jersey about 1515.
- Marie Hacquoil was born in St Ouen about 1530 and married Helier Le Rossignol in 1560. She was the daughter of George Hacquoil (1516- ) and Georgette
- Marguerite Hacquoil was born in Jersey about 1537 and married Michel d'Auvergne
- Marie Hacquoil was born in St Ouen about 1577 and married Richard Gasnier
- Thomas Hacquoil was born in St Ouen about 1600 and married Jeanne Le Cornu
- Jeanne Hacquoil was born in Jersey about 1605 and married Thomas Robert, of St John on 2 Oct 1653
- Hacquoil, 1299
- Hascoil, c1340
- Hascoul 1365
- Haquevill 1378
- Ascul c1340
- Hasculfus 1331
- Hascoul, 1331
- Hascouil 1528
A major review of these family trees in January 2019 led to their substantial enlargement and the creation of two new trees. The work was not fully completed because of other pressures on our resources and some 20-30 Hacquoil baptism and marriage records from the 19th and early 20th centuries remain to be linked to these trees. The work will resume as soon as possible.
- Descendants of Jean Hacquoil and Madeleine Le Feuvre
- Descendants of Nicolas Hacquoil and Margaret Carel
- Descendants of Elie du Heaume du Heaume/Hacquoil links
- Descendants of Pierre Hacquoil Added 2019
- Descendants of Helier Hacquoil
- Descendants of Helier Hacquoil - 2 part of above tree
- Descendants of Philippe Hacquoil: Descent from above two trees Added 2019
Great War service
- A terrible drowning tragedy at Greve de Lecq, how Edward and Francis Hacquoil and two friends lost their lives in 1890
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The grave of Great War casualty James Hacquoil at Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois, near Doullens