from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hawkins, Coleman Randolph 1901?-1969. American jazz saxophonist. Noted for his improvisational solos, he established the saxophone as a leading jazz instrument.
- Hawkins, Sir John 1532-1595. English naval hero who commanded the rear squadron in the defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588).
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- proper n. An English patronymic surname.
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- n. United States jazz saxophonist (1904-1969)
- n. English privateer involved in the slave trade; later helped build the fleet that in 1588 defeated the Spanish Armada (1532-1595)
From the Middle English personal name Hawkin, diminutive of Hal ( Henry) , or from a byname "hawk". (Wiktionary)