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Hawks Family History

Hawks Name Meaning

English (Kent and London):: variant of Hawk with excrescent -s a development very common in the Midlands. variant of Hawkins with partial ellipsis of the final syllable.

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


Similar surnames: Hawkes, Hawke, Hanks, Haws, Hawk, Harts, Hewes, Howes, Hicks, Laws

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Where is the Hawks family from?

You can see how Hawks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hawks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hawks families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 62 Hawks families living in Massachusetts. This was about 25% of all the recorded Hawks's in USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Hawks families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hawks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hawks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hawks. 23% of Hawks men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Hawks women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hawks were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Hawks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hawks 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hawks. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Hawks. For the veterans among your Hawks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hawks lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hawks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hawks in 1940 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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