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Haab Family History

Haab Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed of the elements had(u) ‘battle’, ‘strife’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Baab, Haag, Hebb, Harb, Haar, Naab, Haaf, Haas, Raak, Herb

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Where is the Haab family from?

You can see how Haab families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haab family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haab families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Haab families living in Alberta. This was about 70% of all the recorded Haab's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Haab families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haab surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haab ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Haab. 40% of Haab men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Haab women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haab were Salesman and Waitress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Cook
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Haab. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haab census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 811 immigration records available for the last name Haab. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 503 military records available for the last name Haab. For the veterans among your Haab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haab lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Haab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Haab in 1956 was 48, and 88 in 2004.

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