Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Hawthorne

Hawthorne is an English surname, a locational name for someone who lived near a hawthorn hedge, made up from Middle English hawe (hedge, enclosure) and thorn (thorn), essentially meaning “hedge thorn”. Hawthorn refers to a number of flowering plants belonging to the genus Crataegus with pink and white fragrant flowers and small red fruit.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “hedge thorn” in reference to the hawthorn flower

Usage: English, Scottish, Irish

Variants:

  • Hawthorn (English)

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