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Hackett Name 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).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hockett, Baskett, Duckett, Hacker, Hassett, Haskett, Puckett, Pickett

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Where is the Hackett family from?

You can see how Hackett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hackett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hackett families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 215 Hackett families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Hackett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hackett families in 1911.
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What did your Hackett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hackett. 41% of Hackett men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Hackett women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hackett were Farmers Son and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    41%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Agent
    5%
  • Farmers Son
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Income
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 28,000 military records available for the last name Hackett. For the veterans among your Hackett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hackett lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hackett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hackett in 1940 was 24, and 76 in 2004.

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