Hawes Family History
Hawes Name Meaning
English (southern):: of Norman origin from Anglo-Norman French and Middle English Haueis Hawis from an Old French form of the ancient Germanic female personal name Hadewidis (from had- ‘war’ + wid- with a range of possible original meanings). variant of Haw with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. habitational name from Hawes (North Yorkshire). The placename may derive from Middle English hals hauls ‘neck of land between hills mountain pass’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press