Hawke Surname Meaning & Statistics

49,917th most common

surname in the world


Approximately 9,522

people bear this surname


Most prevelant in:

Australia

Highest density in:

Isle of Man

Definition:

This surname is derived from a nickname. 'the hawk,' a sobriquet affixed to one of a fierce, or wild, or cruel disposition; compare Eagle, Falcon, Heron, &c. No doubt, too, Hawk, like Sparrowhawk (which see), was a personal name, or, as we should now say, a baptismal name as well as a nickname; v.

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Hawke Surname Distribution

CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
Australia2,5221: 9,3441,258
United States2,1871: 146,44315,349
England1,6031: 33,6874,618
New Zealand9701: 4,687689
Canada9381: 37,7694,749
South Africa3291: 164,14018,360
Philippines2581: 387,97939,199
Germany2021: 399,58450,182
France1101: 599,62784,907
Scotland1051: 50,4765,272
Wales1021: 30,3923,682
Russia311: 4,711,884257,310
Guyana281: 28,0323,104
Isle of Man271: 3,185514
United Arab Emirates231: 410,69637,982
Spain121: 3,875,65091,381
China91: 151,798,8894,742
Ukraine61: 7,137,647318,252
Bermuda61: 10,7061,346
Costa Rica51: 933,4197,113
Italy31: 20,254,107108,034
India31: 416,006,6671,219,338
Turkey31: 25,555,95535,789
Hong Kong21: 3,609,8509,185
Bangladesh21: 78,402,5007,574
Brazil21: 101,503,000139,444
Singapore21: 2,699,60021,529
Mexico21: 59,856,60240,256
Papua New Guinea21: 3,699,2502,823
British Virgin Islands21: 14,768405
Thailand21: 32,228,35018,718
Peru11: 30,814,17531,584
Vietnam11: 89,708,9007,292
Cyprus11: 865,87810,683
Zimbabwe11: 13,061,239134,667
Angola11: 19,183,5906,820
Belgium11: 11,202,06691,024
Indonesia11: 252,164,800810,193
Solomon Islands11: 581,344624
Namibia11: 2,113,0775,872
Nepal11: 26,494,5043,275
Netherlands11: 16,863,800118,015
Norway11: 5,124,38347,891
Panama11: 3,405,8139,591
Latvia11: 1,996,50016,073
Barbados11: 285,0002,190
Portugal11: 10,477,80021,562
Saudi Arabia11: 29,994,27250,307
Japan11: 127,100,00029,046
Jamaica11: 2,717,9916,212
Sri Lanka11: 20,277,59713,972
Sweden11: 9,694,19477,122
Taiwan11: 23,398,2635,553
Tajikistan11: 8,160,00011,831
Mauritius11: 1,259,8388,268
CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
Ireland31: 1,476,62229,385
CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
England1,6431: 14,8362,207
Wales281: 56,0152,800
Guernsey21: 16,3281,834
CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
United States3621: 138,72613,107
PlaceIncidenceFrequencyRank in Area
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Hawke Surname Meaning

Descriptive Writing for introductory reference

This surname is derived from a nickname. 'the hawk,' a sobriquet affixed to one of a fierce, or wild, or cruel disposition; compare Eagle, Falcon, Heron, &c. No doubt, too, Hawk, like Sparrowhawk (which see), was a personal name, or, as we should now say, a baptismal name as well as a nickname; v. Hauxwell.

Jocelin de Hawke, Lincolnshire, 1273. Hundred Rolls.

Thomas Hauke, 1379: Poll Tax of Yorkshire.

Thomas Hauke, cottier, 1379: ibid.

Adam Hawke, 1379: ibid.

Johannes Hawke, 1379: ibid.

1577. Buried — John Hawke: St. Mary Aldermary.

1601-2. Edmund Hawke, skinner, and Avice Bishop: Marriage Lic. (London).

A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, written: 1872-1896 by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley

Richard Hawke was one of the Cornish commissioners in the time of Cromwell (P.).

Homes of Family Names in Great Britain (1890) by Henry Brougham Guppy

The bird: allusive to keenness of disposition.

Patronymica Britannica, written: 1838-1860 by Mark Antony Lower

Hawke Surname Variants & Similar Names

Hawke Variants

SurnameSimilarityIncidencePrevalency
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Similiar Surnames

SurnameSimilarityIncidencePrevalency
Hawkey913482/
Hawkie913/
Hawkee917/
Hawake913/
Hawkei913/
Hawcke911/
Hake8934169/
Hawk8932914/
Hawkeye83111/
Hawykey831/
Haw Kee83--
Hauke806529/
Hawky801/
Hewke8010/
Hacke802366/
Heake8025/
Hoake808/
Haake806659/
Hakke805570/
Hakey80355/
Haqwe80289/
Hagwe8098/
Hawak8085/
Hakue8061/
Hawko8055/
Howke8054/
Hakeu8049/
Hawck8041/
Hawki8031/
Hawka8024/
Hakhe8016/
Haike8011/
Hakee806/
Hayke804/
Hakae803/
Huake802/
Hawek802/
Hawku802/
Hakie802/
Hakye802/
Hawik801/
Hawyk801/
Hakei801/
Hakje801/
Hahke80--
Haeke80--
Hak75151608/
Hawick73104/
Hackey73307/
Haukey732/
Haucke731416/
Haukie73--
Haacke733294/
Heakee73--
Heakey734/
Hoakey73--
Haecke7367/
Haikey7350/
Hackie7316/
Hawque7315/
Hawiuk7314/
Haakke7312/
Hakkei7312/
Hawaka739/
Haquwe739/
Hiyake737/
Haqwue737/
Hackee736/
Hawock733/
Hawaki732/
Hawiko732/
Haakey732/
Hawaak731/
Hawkay731/
Hawkyu731/
Haykey731/
Haykhe731/
Hayuke731/
Hyowke731/
Hoacke731/
Hakaea731/
Hakeey731/
Hakewa731/
Hakieh731/
Hakieo731/
Hakkee731/
Hakwea731/
Hackeh731/
Haewko731/
Haukee73--
Haycke73--
Heawek73--
Haokie73--
Howkey73--
Haykoe73--
Hiakey73--

Hawke Reference & Research

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Footnotes

    • Description: Descriptions are largely reproduced from 3rd party sources; diligence is advised on accepting their validity
    • Incidence: The approximate number of people in a given area who bear the surname
    • Frequency: The percentage of people in a given area that bear the surname
    • Rank: Surnames are ranked by incidence using the dense ranking method; the surname that occurs the most is assigned a rank of 1; surnames that occur less frequently receive an incremented rank; if two or more surnames occur the same number of times they are assigned the same rank and preceding rank is incremented by 1
    • Variants: Surnames listed in the 'Hawke Variants' section are variant forms of the same root surname according to either sources listed on the page or Forebears
    • Similar: Surnames listed in the 'Similar Surnames' section are phonetically similar and may not have any relation to Hawke