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Hawk Family History

Hawk Name Meaning
from Middle English hauek ‘hawk’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a hawker (see Hawker), a name denoting a tenant who held land in return for providing hawks for his lord, or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a hawk. There was an Old English personal name (originally a byname) H(e)afoc ‘hawk’, which persisted into the early Middle English period as a personal name and may therefore also be a source.topographic name for someone who lived in an isolated nook, from Middle English halke (derived from Old English halh + the diminutive suffix -oc), or a habitational name from some minor place named with this word, such as Halke in Sheldwich, Kent.

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

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Name Distribution of Hawk Families

  • Number of Hawk families
     287 - 571
     96 - 286
     1 - 95
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hawk families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Hawk last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hawk Family Origin

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Hawk Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hawk

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Hawk Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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