History of your Surname
Get access to Hackett family records.Start a free trial

Hackett Family History

Hackett Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from a Norman French personal name Haket a pet form of Old Norse Haki Hake; see Hack . English: possibly from Middle English hacaed (haket) a kind of fish hence perhaps a nickname for someone supposed to resemble such a fish or a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller. Irish: the Norman surname (see 1 above) is also common in Ireland where it has been Gaelicized as Haicéid. It has also sometimes been adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eachaidh (see Caughey McGaffey ).

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

Similar surnames: Hockett, Baskett, Duckett, Hacker, Hassett, Haskett, Puckett, Pickett

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Hackett family from?

You can see how Hackett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hackett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hackett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 778 Hackett families living in Staffordshire. This was about 20% of all the recorded Hackett's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Hackett families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hackett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hackett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hackett. 14% of Hackett men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Hackett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hackett were Insurance Agent and Unpaid Domestic Duti. .

View Census Data for Hackett | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Insurance Agent

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Hackett family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 171,000 census records available for the last name Hackett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hackett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Hackett

Passenger Lists

There are 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Hackett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Hackett immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 28,000 military records available for the last name Hackett. For the veterans among your Hackett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Hackett military records

You've only scratched the surface of Hackett family history

Discover More

What is the average Hackett lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hackett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hackett in 1940 was 24, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hackett

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Hackett family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial