Hawthorne Family History

14-Day Free Trial


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

Similar surnames: Cawthorne, Thorn, Hathorne, Langhorne, Hartshorn, Hawthorn, Hagedorn

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Hawthorne Family Origin

Where is the Hawthorne family from?

Hawthorne Family Occupations

What did your Hawthorne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hawthorne. 18% of Hawthorne men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Hawthorne women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hawthorne were Truck Driver and Housekeeper

View Census data for Hawthorne | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper

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

Hawthorne Historical Records

What Hawthorne family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Hawthorne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hawthorne census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Hawthorne

Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Hawthorne. 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.

View all Hawthorne immigration records

Draft Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Hawthorne. For the veterans among your Hawthorne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Hawthorne military records

You've only scratched the surface of Hawthorne family history.

Hawthorne Life Expectancy

What is the average Hawthorne lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hawthorne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hawthorne in 1941 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hawthorne

Famous Hawthorne Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name