Hawley Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Hawley. One in Kent is named with Old English halig ‘holy’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, and would therefore have once been the site of a sacred grove. One in Hampshire has as its first element Old English h(e)all ‘hall’, ‘manor’, or healh ‘nook’, ‘corner of land’. However, the surname is common in South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, and may principally derive from a lost place near Sheffield named Hawley, from Old Norse haugr ‘mound’ + Old English leah ‘clearing’.

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List of People with Surname Hawley

As far as we found, there are a total of 7,362 people with the surname Hawley. Among these people surnamed Hawley, there are around 918 different names, with an average of 8 people sharing the same name. James Hawley, Richard Hawley and Susan Hawley are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Hawley, with 135, 106 and 53 people respectively.

Furthermore, Our research has shown that California has the greatest number of people surnamed Hawley, with a total of 682 people, and there are a total of 380 different names among these people. Michigan is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Hawley, with a total of 603 people and an average of 331 different names.