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Hackney Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from Hackney in Greater London named from an Old English personal name Haca (genitive Hacan) + ēg ‘island dry ground in marshland’. perhaps from Middle English hakenei (Old French haquenée) an ambling horse or mare especially one considered suitable for women to ride; perhaps therefore a metonymic occupational name for a breeder or keeper of such horses and short for Hakeneyman. This surname has also been found in Scotland since medieval times. variant of Hockney with unrounding of the vowel. The surname Hockney in East Anglia is possibly a variant of Oakley or Hockley possibly habitational names from Oakley in Suffolk. Interchange of [l] and [n] is not unusual. Otherwise the surname is a variant of Hocknell which itself is a variant of the habitational name Hockenhull (from Hockenhull Cheshire) or Hucknall (from Ault Hucknall in Derbyshire or Hucknall Tokar in Nottinghamshire).

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

Similar surnames: Mackley, Hockley, Hanney, Hacker, Hackley, Shackley, Haney, Rackley

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Where is the Hackney family from?

You can see how Hackney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hackney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hackney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 260 Hackney families living in Staffordshire. This was about 19% of all the recorded Hackney's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Hackney families in 1891.
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What did your Hackney 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 Hackney. 19% of Hackney men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Hackney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hackney were Motor Driver and Household Duties. .

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*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
  • Farm Labourer
  • Agricultural Labourer
  • Motor Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Household Duties
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Passenger Lists

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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Hackney. For the veterans among your Hackney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hackney lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hackney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hackney in 1945 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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