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Hajdu Name Meaning

Hungarian (Hajdú): status name for a mercenary retainer in the service of local landowners or for a highwayman from hajdú a word derived from hajtó ‘drover’. The surname is however chiefly associated with the settlement of some 10 000 mercenaries in eastern Hungary by Prince István Bocskay as a reward for their support. Their towns dating from 1605 still retain Hajdú- as the first element. This surname is also common in Slovakia (mainly in the form Hajdu). See also Hajduk compare Haydu . Jewish (from Hungary; Hajdú): adoption of the name in 1 above either as a Hungarian calque of the formerly used German-based surname or because the Hungarian surname (or word) has some sounds in common with the original surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hajduk, Vajda, Hard, Gajda, Harju, Hau, Hejduk, Hajek, Handa, Hand

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Where is the Hajdu family from?

You can see how Hajdu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hajdu family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Hajdu families living in Ohio. This was about 36% of all the recorded Hajdu's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hajdu families in 1920.
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What did your Hajdu ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hajdu. 47% of Hajdu men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Hajdu women worked as a Housework. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Barber
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 925 census records available for the last name Hajdu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hajdu 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hajdu. 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 460 military records available for the last name Hajdu. For the veterans among your Hajdu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hajdu lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2003, in the United States, Hajdu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Hajdu in 1944 was 33, and 80 in 2003.

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