Last name: HACKNEY

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HACKNEY : This last name is indexed 30,022 times on Geneanet!

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HACKNEY : English:: 1: habitational name from Hackney in Greater London named from an Old English personal name Haca (genitive Hacan) + ēg ‘island dry ground in marshland’.2: perhaps from Middle English hakenei (Old French haquenée) an ambling horse or mare especially one considered suitable for women to ride; perhaps therefore a metonymic occupational name for a breeder or keeper of such horses and short for Hakeneyman. This surname has also been found in Scotland since medieval times.3: variant of Hockney with unrounding of the vowel. The surname Hockney in East Anglia is possibly a variant of Oakley or Hockley possibly habitational names from Oakley in Suffolk. Interchange of [l] and [n] is not unusual. Otherwise the surname is a variant of Hocknell which itself is a variant of the habitational name Hockenhull (from Hockenhull Cheshire) or Hucknall (from Ault Hucknall in Derbyshire or Hucknall Tokar in Nottinghamshire).

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