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Meaning and Origin of: Hackett boy

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First name origin & meaning:

French: Little hewer of wood

First name variations: Hacket, Hackit, Hackitt, Hackyt, Hackytt

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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 ‘wood’.
  2. English (mainly central England): from a pet form of the medieval personal name Hack, Hake (see Hake).
  3. 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.
  4. Irish: when it is not the English name, this may also be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eachaidh (see Caughey, McGaffey).
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