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Hawley Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Hawley. One in Kent is named with Old English halig ‘holy’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, and would therefore have once been the site of a sacred grove. One in Hampshire has as its first element Old English h(e)all ‘hall’, ‘manor’, or healh ‘nook’, ‘corner of land’. However, the surname is common in South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, and may principally derive from a lost place near Sheffield named Hawley, from Old Norse haugr ‘mound’ + Old English leah ‘clearing’.

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

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Hawley Family Origin

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Hawley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hawley family was Carpenter. The most common Hawley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Hawley's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hawley.

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