Hackett Family History

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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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Hackett Family Origin

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Hackett Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Hackett occupation in Canada was Farmer. 16% of Hackett's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hackett. A less common occupation for the Hackett family was Laborer.

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Hackett Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Hackett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 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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Hackett Life Expectancy

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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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