Hawes Family History

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Hawes Name Meaning

patronymic from Haw 2. from a Norman female personal name, Haueis, from Germanic Haduwidis, composed of the elements hadu ‘strife’, ‘contention’ + widi ‘wide’.

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

Similar surnames: Dawes, Hayes, Hawkes, Howes, Haimes, Eales, Bayes, Harmes, Sales

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Hawes Family Origin

Where is the Hawes family from?

Hawes Family Occupations

What did your Hawes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hawes family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hawes. The most common Hawes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Hawes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hawes ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hawes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 147,000 census records available for the last name Hawes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hawes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Hawes. 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 Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Hawes. For the veterans among your Hawes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hawes Life Expectancy

What is the average Hawes lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hawes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hawes in 1944 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hawes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hawes ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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