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Origin and popularity of the name HAW


Haw : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Haw(e) which like Daw(e) was probably a rhyming pet form of Middle English Raw (Ralph). Similar rhyming pet forms of other Anglo-Norman male personal names beginning with R- are found in Hick and Dick for Rick (Richard) and Hob and Dob for Rob(ert). See also Hawkin.2: English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure from Middle English hawe ‘enclosure’ (Old English haga or Old Norse hagi). Compare Haugh.3: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 何 and 賀 see He 1 and 2.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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