Hackney Family History
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Hackney Name Meaning
habitational name from Hackney in Greater London, named from an Old English personal name Haca (genitive Hacan) + eg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in marshland’. from Middle English hakenei (Old French haquenée), an ambling horse, especially one considered suitable for women to ride; perhaps therefore a metonymic occupational name for a stablehand. This surname has also been found in Scotland since medieval times.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Mackley, Hockley, Hanney, Hacker, Hackley, Shackley, Haney, Rackley