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The Hackett Family Coat of Arms

The Hackett Coat of Arms illustrated above was drawn by an heraldic artist from information officially recorded in ancient heraldic archives.  Documentation for the Hackett Coat of Arms design can be found in Rietstap Amorial General.  Heraldic artists of old developed their own unique language to describe an individual Coat of Arms.  In their language, the Arms (shield) is as follows:

"D'azur a trois poissons d'arg., poses en pals, ranges en fasce;
au chef du sec., ch. de trois trefles de sin.  Cq. cour."
Above the shield and helmet is the Crest, which is described as:
"Une aigle ep. iss. de sa., surm. d'une tiare soutenue de deux serpents entrelaces."
When translated the blazon also describes the original colors of the Hackett Arms and Crest as it appeared centuries ago.

Family mottos are believed to have originated as battle cries in medieval times.  A Motto was recorded with this Hackett Coat of Arms:

"FORTITUDINE ET PRUDENTIA"

Individual surnames originated for the purpose of more specific identification.  The four primary sources for second names were: occupation, location, father's name, or personal characteristics.  The surname Hackett appears to be patronymic in origin, and Is "derived from 'little Hack' or 'Hache,' meaning 'hook."' The supplementary sheet included with this report is designed to give you more information to further your understanding of the origin of names.  Different spellings of the same original surname are a common occurrence.  Dictionaries of surnames indicate probable spelling variations of Hackett to be Hacket.  Although bearers of the old and distinguished Hackett name comprise a small fraction of the population there are a number who have established for it a significant place in history.  They include: JOHN HACKETT (Hacket) (1592-1670) English Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.  Chaplain to King James.  He compose& an elaborate biography; "Scrinia Re erata: A Memorial Offered to the Great Deservings of John Williams, D.D." It has remained one of the best biographies in the English language.  JAMES HENRY HACKETT (1800-1871) An American comedy actor in the United States and England.  FRANCIS HACKETT (b. 1883) He came to the United States from Ireland in 1901, and was on the staff of "The New Republic" magazine from 1914 to 1922.  He is the author of "Ireland, A Study in Nationaliim" (1918) and "Queen Ann Boleyn" (1938).  CHARLES HACKETT (1888-1942) American operatic tenor.  He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1919 and joined the Chicago Civic Opera Company in 1923.  He returned to the Metropolitan Opera Company in 1933.

No genealogical representation is intended or Implied by this report and it does not represent Individual lineage or family tree.

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