Haigh Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a hedged or fenced enclosure (Old English haga), or a habitational name from a place named with this word (or its Old Norse cognate hagi), especially three places called Haigh, two in West Yorkshire and the other near Manchester.

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


Similar surnames: Haugh, Haig, High, Haight, Haga, Hatch, Leigh, Hough, Huish, Hagg

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Haigh Family Origin

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Haigh Family Occupations

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  • Salmon Canner

    25%
  • Scholar

    19%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Agent

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Haigh family was Agent. The most common Haigh occupation in Canada was Salmon Canner. 25% of Haigh's were Salmon Canners. Salmon Canner, Scholar and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haigh.

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Haigh Historical Records

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Haigh Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Haigh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Haigh in 1945 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Haigh

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