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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hawthorne, Nathaniel Hawthornenoun

    United States writer of novels and short stories mostly on moral themes (1804-1864)


  1. Hawthornenoun

    for someone who lived near a hawthorn hedge or in a place with such a name.


  1. hawthorne

    Hawthorne is a term that can refer to various subjects based on different contexts. 1) Plants: It is a common name for a group of shrub and tree species from the Crataegus genus, found in the Rosaceae family. Hawthornes are known for their sharp thorns and are often used for hedges. They produce small, apple-like fruits and are commonly found in North America, Europe, and Asia. 2) Literature: Nathaniel Hawthorne was a 19th-century American novelist and short story writer, best known for his novels The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables. 3) Places: Hawthorne can also refer to several places in the United States, such as Hawthorne, California, or Hawthorne, Nevada. 4) Psychology: The Hawthorne Effect is a psychological phenomenon where individuals modify their behaviour in response to their awareness of being observed. 5) Business: Hawthorne is the name of several businesses, such as Hawthorne Direct, a marketing agency, and Hawthorne Gardening Company. The specific context will define which Hawthorne is being referred to.


  1. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California. The city at the 2010 census had a population of 84,293, up from 84,112 at the 2000 census.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hawthorne is ranked #2167 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hawthorne surname appeared 16,758 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Hawthorne.

    57.1% or 9,579 total occurrences were White.
    36.8% or 6,174 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 432 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.5% or 419 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 107 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.2% or 45 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hawthorne in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hawthorne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Hawthorne in a Sentence

  1. Herman Melville:

    There is the grand truth about Nathaniel Hawthorne. He says NO! in thunder; but the Devil himself cannot make him say yes. For all men who say yes, lie; and all men who say no,why, they are in the happy condition of judicious, unincumbered travellers in Europe; they cross the frontiers into Eternity with nothing but a carpet-bag,that is to say, the Ego. Whereas those yes-gentry, they travel with heaps of baggage, and, damn them! they will never get through the Custom House.

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