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Hawker Name Meaning

English (western England): occupational name for someone who trained hawks or engaged in the sport of hawking from Middle English hauker ‘falconer hawker’ (Old English hafocere). Hawking was a major medieval sport and the provision and training of hawks for a feudal lord was not an 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 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Hawker family from?

You can see how Hawker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hawker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hawker families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 395 Hawker families living in London. This was about 15% of all the recorded Hawker's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hawker families in 1891.
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What did your Hawker 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 Hawker. 10% of Hawker men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Hawker women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hawker were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
    10%
  • Farm Labourer
    5%
  • Gardener
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Hawker. 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.

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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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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.

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