Hackett Family History
Hackett Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): from a Norman French personal name Haket a pet form of Old Norse Haki Hake; see Hack . English: possibly from Middle English hacaed (haket) a kind of fish hence perhaps a nickname for someone supposed to resemble such a fish or a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller. Irish: the Norman surname (see 1 above) is also common in Ireland where it has been Gaelicized as Haicéid. It has also sometimes been adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eachaidh (see Caughey McGaffey ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press