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All you have to know about the last name HAWKSWORTH

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HAWKSWORTH : This last name is indexed 21,937 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HAWKSWORTH : English: habitational name from either of two places called Hawksworth (Yorkshire Nottinghamshire). The Yorkshire placename derives from the Old English personal name Hafoc (genitive Hafoces) + Old English worth ‘enclosure’ while the Nottinghamshire placename probably comes from the Old English personal name Hōc (genitive Hōces) + Old English worth; the form of the placename appears to have been altered under influence from Middle English hauk ‘hawk’. Compare Hawk 3 and Hawksley.

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