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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


Similar surnames: Howley, Fawley, Halley, Hadley, Hanley, Harley, Haley, Hatley, Hagley

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Hawley Family Origin

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Hawley Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hawley family was Labourer. The most common Hawley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Hawley's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hawley.

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