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Hackett Name Meaning
Scottish: variant of Halkett, which is probably a habitational name from the lands of Halkhead in Renfrewshire, named with Middle English hauk, halk ‘hawk’ + wude ‘wood’.English (mainly central England): from a pet form of the medieval personal name Hack, Hake (see Hake).English: from Middle English haket, a kind of fish, hence perhaps a nickname for someone supposed to resemble such a fish, or a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller.Irish: when it is not the English name, this may also be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eachaidh (see Caughey, McGaffey).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Hackett Families

  • Number of Hackett families
     232 - 462
     78 - 231
     1 - 77
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hackett families
     390 - 778
     131 - 389
     1 - 130
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hackett families
     38 - 73
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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