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Hawkyard Family History

Hawkyard Name Meaning

from Hawk Yard in Saddleworth (WR Yorks) which is recorded as Hauekeserd in the 12th century. The place-name derives from the Old English personal name Hafoc (genitive Hafoces) + Old English geard ‘enclosure yard’.

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


Similar surnames: Packard, Hazard, Hawker, Howard, Haggard, Bayard, Harvard, Tankard

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Where is the Hawkyard family from?

You can see how Hawkyard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hawkyard family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Hawkyard families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there was 1 Hawkyard family living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hawkyard's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Hawkyard families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hawkyard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hawkyard ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Railway Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hawkyard. 20% of Hawkyard men worked as a Railway Clerk and 78% of Hawkyard women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hawkyard were Aircraft Worker and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Railway Clerk
    20%
  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Cotton Weaver
    20%
  • Aircraft Worker
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Incapacitated
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    5%
  • Housewife
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 413 immigration records available for the last name Hawkyard. 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 Cards

There are 195 military records available for the last name Hawkyard. For the veterans among your Hawkyard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hawkyard lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hawkyard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hawkyard in 1963 was 82, and 99 in 2004.

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