Origins of the HAWKSWORTH name

The name Hawksworth stems from the old english term for hawk:

hafoc: (noun - masculine) hawk
së hafoc - the hawk (masculine nominative singular)

Transcribed from a book titled "Origin of English Place-names."
Chapter - Methods of place-name study.
Section - Survival of Prepositional Formations

Therefore, Hawksworth: 'enclosure of Hafoc' was a habitation place-name.

 


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