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Haw Family History

Haw Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English haw, haugh ‘enclosure’ (Old English haga), or a habitational name from a place named with this word such as The Haw in Tirley, Gloucestershire. Compare Haugh 2. English: from a Middle English personal name, probably a back-formation from Hawkin, (see Hawkins). Scottish: habitational name from an unidentified place in lowland Scotland.

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


Similar surnames: Hay, Hawk, Shaw, Maw, Hew, Han, Raw, Law, Hall, Chew

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Where is the Haw family from?

You can see how Haw families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haw family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haw families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 116 Haw families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Haw's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Haw families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haw surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haw ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Haw. 56% of Haw men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    56%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Cook
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Haw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haw 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Haw. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Haw. For the veterans among your Haw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haw lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Haw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Haw in 1951 was 79, and 56 in 2004.

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