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Hawkins Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hawkin, a diminutive of Hawk 1 with the Anglo-Norman French hypocoristic suffix -in. English: in the case of one family (see note below), this is a variant of Hawkinge, a habitational name from a place in Kent, so called from Old English Hafocing ‘hawk place’. Irish: sometimes used as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEacháin (see Haughn).

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


Similar surnames: Hankin, Harkins, Haskin, Haskins, Hopkins, Hawkes, Adkins, Harkin

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Hawkins Family Origin

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Hawkins Family Occupations

What did your Hawkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hawkins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Hawkins's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hawkins. A less common occupation for the Hawkins family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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Hawkins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hawkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hawkins 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hawkins. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hawkins. For the veterans among your Hawkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hawkins Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hawkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hawkins in 1940 was 23, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hawkins 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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