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, was the French form of the given name Aescwulf.
It is found in early medieval documents in Jersey but is not a Normandy name.
According to the Dictionnaire Etymologyique des noms de famille de France, it derives 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
- 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 Helier Hacquoil
- Descendants of Helier Hacquoil - 2
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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