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The HAWKER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,050 13584 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 449 10537 0.001 9
Change since 1880 +1601 -3047 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 746 2184 0.005 46
United Kingdom 2,923 2119 0.006 64
Top States for HAWKER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 188 13225 0.001 6
New York 173 11005 0.001 9
Idaho 144 1189 0.011 111
Utah 134 2194 0.006 60
Illinois 124 10660 0.001 10
Top States for HAWKER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Idaho 144 1189 0.011 111
Utah 134 2194 0.006 60
Iowa 90 4808 0.003 31
Colorado 76 7139 0.002 18
Virginia 122 6153 0.002 17


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called HAWKER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HAWKER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HAWKER in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HAWKER by picking someone at random in Idaho than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HAWKER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HAWKER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HAWKER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HAWKER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 115 5.61
Mixed Race 33 1.61
White (Hispanic) 17 0.83
Asian/Pacific 11 0.54
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.29
White (Caucasian) 1,868 91.12

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the HAWKER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HAWKER in historical publications

HAWKER. The remarks under Falconer apply to this name— this being the A-Sax., the other the A-Nonn. form. The H.E. have Le Haukere, Le Hauckere, &c. HAWKES. A diminutive of Harry or Henrj', connected with Hal and Hawkins, as Wilkes is with Will and Wilkius. HAWKHURST. A parish in Kent. HAWiaN. HAWKINS. The diminutive of Hal or Haw, from Henry. The Hawkinses of The Gaer, co. Monmouth, and those of Cantlowes, co. Middlesex, claim a local origin from the parish of Hawking, near Folkestone, in Kent, of which Osbert de Hawking was possessor temp. Henry II. The family removed to Nash Court in the parish of Boughtonunder-Bleane in the same county, and there remained until the year 1800. B.L.G. HAWKIISrSON. The son of Hawkin, which see.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to HAWKER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HAWKER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for HAWKER

The following words are slight variants of HAWKER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.