Hawker Family History

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Hawker Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who bred and trained hawks, Middle English haueker (an agent derivative of haueke ‘hawk’). Hawking was a major medieval sport, and the provision and training of hawks for a feudal lord was a not uncommon obligation in lieu of rent. The right of any free man to keep hawks for his own use was conceded in Magna Carta (though social status determined what kind of bird someone could keep, the kestrel being the lowest grade).

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


Similar surnames: Hacker, Harker, Hawken, Hucker, Sawyer, Thacker, Harder, Hammer

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Hawker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hawker name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hawker. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    61%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    4%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Hawker Family Origin

Where is the Hawker family from?

Hawker Family Occupations

What did your Hawker ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hawker. The most common Hawker occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Hawker's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Hawker family was Baker.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Bricklayer

    3%
  • Baker

    2%

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

Hawker Historical Records

What Hawker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Hawker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hawker 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Hawker. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hawker. For the veterans among your Hawker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hawker Life Expectancy

What is the average Hawker lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hawker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Hawker in 1958 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hawker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hawker 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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