First name origin & meaning:
French: Little hewer of wood
First name variations: Hacket, Hackit, Hackitt, Hackyt, Hackytt
Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish: variant of Halkett, which is probably a
habitational name from the lands of Halkhead in Renfrewshire, named
with Middle English hauk, halk ‘hawk’ + wude
- English (mainly central England): from a pet form of the
medieval personal name Hack, Hake (see Hake).
- English: from Middle English haket, a kind of fish, hence
perhaps a nickname for someone supposed to resemble such a fish, or a
metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller.
- Irish: when it is not the English name, this may also be an
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eachaidh (see Caughey,
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