Hawkins

Origen: Normando. The name Hawkins is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the Old English personal name Hafoc, which continued to be in use until the 13th century. The surname Hawkins was originally derived from the form Havec and the addition of the diminutive suffix -in, which forms Havek-in. The name Hawkins has also been popularly regarded as a pet form of the personal name Henry. First found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Variantes: Hawkins, Hawkin, Haykins, Haykin y otros.

Origins of the Surname

A storied and distinguished surname, the Hawkins family name can find its origins in a variety of Western European sources. Beginning in Norway, we find Haakonson, Hakon in the Icelandic sagas. Hawkynne, Haukyn, and Hauekin in England. Haughan and O' hEachain in Ireland and the Anglo-Norman de Hawking. Many online surname searches list the Hawkins name as Anglo-Saxon in origin, this can not be confirmed due to the fact that before the Norman invasion of 1066, the Anglo-Saxon people did not use surnames unless used by occupation or trade. The name is also a derivative of Howkins, which is a sept of Clan Stewart Lennox of Scotland. Though no Hawkins are indigenous today in Scandinavia or Iceland, they are concentrated in Kent, England Antrim, Galway in Iceland; in fact Castle McGuiness in Ireland was given to the Hawkins family by Charles II.

They are also distributed all across the United States. The Hawkins family coat of arms., used from the time of Edward III (1327-1377), is silver with a black saltire on it. Five gold fleur-de-lies appear on the saltire. The crest is a gold stag on a green mound.

The name Hawkins in Ireland is usually of immigrant origin having been brought to the country by settlers from England, especially during the seventeenth century. It is also derived from the natvie Gaelic O'hEachain Sept that was also anglicized as Haughton and Haughan.

 

 

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