Is your Surname registered?

Our 2,766 members have registered
2,405 study surnames with us
and a further 6,120 variant names.

2,211 total views, 2 views today




About the study

My Havelock research started in 1963, as I wanted to know if there was a family connection with that of Major General Sir Henry Havelock, of the Relief of Lucknow fame in India 1857. His statue stands in Trafalgar Square on the Charing Cross corner and in Mowbray Park Sunderland.

The surname is one of the rarer ones, which encouraged me to record all the Havelocks from the General Record Office Indexes, which at the time were held at Somerset House, then later at St. Catherines.

I joined the Guild of One-Name Studies in 1981, having obtained all the necessary records.

Name origin

The origin of name is of Old Norse, and most likely connected to the Legend of Havelok the Dane in the 12th century manuscript.

Distribution of the name

It is a North of England surname, mainly found in the area along the Tyne in Northumberland, Sunderland in County Durham and Cleveland in the North Riding of Yorkshire.


All the Havelocks from the General Record Office Indexes, Probate Index of Wills and administrations from 1858, Census Indexes, Latter Day Saints Genaelogical Index, Marriage Bonds and Printed Parish Registers


Just starting a DNA Project