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Meaning and Origin of: Hawkins

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Falcon
  • German : House ruler

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).

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