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Meaning and Origin of: Hackett

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Little hewer of wood

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Scottish : variant of Halkett, which is probably a habitational name from the lands of Halkhead in Renfrewshire, named with Middle English hauk, halk ‘hawk’ + wude ‘wood’.
  • English (mainly central England) : from a pet form of the medieval personal name Hack, Hake (see Hake).
  • English : from Middle English 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 : when it is not the English name, this may also be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eachaidh (see Caughey, McGaffey).