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Hawkes Name Meaning

English (mainly central and southeastern England): variant of Hawks .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hawks, Hankes, Hawke, Hawken, Hawker, Hawes, Haynes, Harmes, Haimes

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Where is the Hawkes family from?

You can see how Hawkes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hawkes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hawkes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 31 Hawkes families living in Massachusetts. This was about 41% of all the recorded Hawkes's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Hawkes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hawkes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hawkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hawkes. 15% of Hawkes men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Hawkes women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hawkes were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 138,000 census records available for the last name Hawkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hawkes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Hawkes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Hawkes. For the veterans among your Hawkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hawkes lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hawkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hawkes in 1943 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

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