Hawksley Name Study

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How to Join

Welcome to the Hawksley One Name Study!

Please contact me, Wendy Callahan, or post a comment at the foot of the page if you're interested in participating. We can do so much more with collaboration!

As this study grows (which I dearly hope it will!), this space will change and grow with it, to keep information well-organized and structured. If there is a particular Hawksley individual you are researching who you would like to share as part of this project, please leave a comment with a link to their profile and I will add them to our Goals.

I also ask that you check out the Task List below and see how you can help, starting with your own Hawksley profiles. Together, we can learn so much more about this unique surname!


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

My specific individual of interest is determining the father of John Goodwin Hawksley, as well as his connection with the various branches of the Hawksley family in England.

This family migrated to Canada, the United States, and Australia. The question is, do they all connect back in England?

Hawksley was my previous married name and I have been studying the Hawksley family for 25+ years. I am the administrator of the Hawksley DNA Project at FTDNA and hoping to find more males willing to participate.

My connection to Hawksley is through those who settled in Mars Hill, Aroostook County, Maine. John Goodwin Hawksley and his 3 sisters were born in New Brunswick between 1810 and 1816. Their family history is intertwined with loyalist families.

I've spent more than 2 decades collecting information, trying to identify the father of John and his sisters, and trying to connect the various Hawksley branches.

Task List

Let's first work on the following:


  • Look at our own Hawksley profiles and ensure complete source citation.

Duplicate Profiles

  • Merge duplicate Hawksley profiles.

Orphaned Profiles

  • Adopt and improve orphaned Hawksley profiles!

Unsourced Profiles

  • Assist in sourcing unsourced Hawksley profiles.

Unconnected Profiles

  • Connect Hawksley profiles (if we know how they are related).


  • Compile a list of resources that focus on the Hawksley family. There may not be many, but let's see what we can find, including books, websites, and more!


Hawksley profiles on Wikitree

Orphaned Hawksley profiles on Wikitree

Unsourced Hawksley Profiles on Wikitree

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HI Wendy,

I found your post about a Hawksley Page. My Great Grandfather William Migrated to the US in 1885 I am starting to have some time to work on Genealogy. One of my sisters, who passed away 18 Months ago, did enough to get one side of my family connected to the DAR.

posted by Richard Hawksley