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Hawkins Family History

Hawkins Name Meaning
English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hawkin, a diminutive of Hawk 1 with the Anglo-Norman French hypocoristic suffix -in.English: in the case of one family (see note below), this is a variant of Hawkinge, a habitational name from a place in Kent, so called from Old English Hafocing ‘hawk place’.Irish: sometimes used as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEacháin (see Haughn).

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

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Name Distribution of Hawkins Families

  • Number of Hawkins families
     583 - 1,164
     195 - 582
     1 - 194
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hawkins families
     2,005 - 4,008
     669 - 2,004
     1 - 668
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hawkins families
     39 - 76
     14 - 38
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hawkins Family Origin

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Hawkins Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hawkins

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Hawkins Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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