Meaning and Origin of: Hawkins
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First name origins & meanings:
- Old English : Falcon
- German : House ruler
First name variations
Last name origin & meaning:
- English : patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hawkin, a diminutive of Hawk 1 with the Anglo-Norman French hypocoristic suffix -in.
- English : in the case of one family (see note below), this is a variant of Hawkinge, a habitational name from a place in Kent, so called from Old English Hafocing ‘hawk place’.
- Irish : sometimes used as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEacháin (see Haughn).