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Hawthorne Family History

Hawthorne Name Meaning
English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a bush or hedge of hawthorn (Old English haguþorn, hægþorn, i.e. thorn used for making hedges and enclosures, Old English haga, (ge)hæg), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Hawthorn in County Durham. In Scotland the surname originated in the Durham place name, and from Scotland it was taken to Ireland. This spelling is now found primarily in northern Ireland.

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

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Name Distribution of Hawthorne Families

  • Number of Hawthorne families
     89 - 175
     30 - 88
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hawthorne families
     88 - 173
     30 - 87
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hawthorne families
     41 - 79
     14 - 40
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hawthorne Family Origin

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Hawthorne Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hawthorne

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Hawthorne Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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