Hawksley Family History

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Hawksley Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English hauk, hauek ‘hawk’ + ley(e) ‘open country’, ‘grassland’, ‘field’, or a habitational name from Hawkesley Hall in King’s Norton, Worcestershire, named from the Old English personal name Heafoc or Old English heafoc ‘hawk’, ‘clearing’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Hawley, Hansley, Mawdsley, Hanley, Harley, Hensley, Akeley, Ansley

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Hawksley Family Origin

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Hawksley Family Occupations

What did your Hawksley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hawksley family was Knitter. The most common Hawksley occupation in the USA was File Cutter. 25% of Hawksley's were File Cutters. File Cutter, Blacksmith and Engraver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hawksley.

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  • File Cutter

    25%
  • Blacksmith

    13%
  • Engraver

    13%
  • Knitter

    13%

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

Hawksley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Hawksley Life Expectancy

What is the average Hawksley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hawksley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hawksley in 1944 was 25, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hawksley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hawksley 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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