Hawk Family History

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Hawk Name Meaning

from Middle English hauek ‘hawk’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a hawker (see Hawker), a name denoting a tenant who held land in return for providing hawks for his lord, or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a hawk. There was an Old English personal name (originally a byname) H(e)afoc ‘hawk’, which persisted into the early Middle English period as a personal name and may therefore also be a source. topographic name for someone who lived in an isolated nook, from Middle English halke (derived from Old English halh + the diminutive suffix -oc), or a habitational name from some minor place named with this word, such as Halke in Sheldwich, Kent.

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

Similar surnames: Haw, Hack, Hall, Hamm, Haar, Hand, Raak, Hark, Wack, Mak

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Hawk Family Origin

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Hawk Family Occupations

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In 1881, Blacksmith, Farmer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hawk. A less common occupation for the Hawk family was Annuitant. The most common Hawk occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 6% of Hawk's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer

  • Shoemaker

  • Annuitant


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Hawk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 103,000 census records available for the last name Hawk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hawk 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hawk. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Hawk. For the veterans among your Hawk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hawk Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hawk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hawk in 1943 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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