Hawkes Family History

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Hawkes Name Meaning

English (mainly central and southeastern England): patronymic from a personal name (see Hawk 1), or a variant of Hawk 2.

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

Similar surnames: Hawks, Hankes, Hawke, Hawken, Hawker, Hawes, Haynes, Harmes, Haimes

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Hawkes Family Origin

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Hawkes Family Occupations

What did your Hawkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hawkes family was Machinist. The most common Hawkes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Hawkes's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hawkes.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Machinist


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

Hawkes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 138,000 census records available for the last name Hawkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hawkes 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Hawkes. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Hawkes. For the veterans among your Hawkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hawkes Life Expectancy

What is the average Hawkes lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hawkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hawkes in 1943 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hawkes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hawkes 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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