The name ‘Hawkins’ is of English origin. it is a variant from the name ‘Hawkin’, which in itself, a diminutive of the word ‘Hawk’ with the suffix -in, or of ‘Ha’l, a pet form of ‘Harry’, with the orifinally Low German suffix -kin. ‘Hawkins’ is by far the most common of the forms of this name, being found most frequently in the West Country and West Midlands. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Hawkins’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 14th century were a ‘Henricus’, from , England, is recorded in 1379. ‘Sir John Hawkins’ (1532-95) was a renowned English naval commander who was knighted for his services against the Spanish Armada in 1588. Until recent times the family still used the spelling ‘Hawkyns’. They had been established in Plymouth, England, as far back as 1480, when a certain ‘John Hawkyns’ held land there. They were originally a branch of a Kentish family from the village of ‘Hawkinge’, but the name had early on become assimilated to the for… Coat of arms: Argent on a saltire engrailed sable, a quatrefoil between fou…
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