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Haye Name Meaning

Dutch and Frisian: from a personal name, Frisian Hajo, Germanic Haio; or from a short form of the feminine name Hadewig, composed of the elements hadu ‘battle’, ‘strife’ + wig ‘war’. German: variant of Hey 4, 5. French: topographic name from Old French haye ‘hedge’. Scottish and English: variant spelling of Hay 1–3.

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


Similar surnames: Hay, Hake, Hayer, Hayes, Hale, Hare, Aye, Hage, Heye, Haze

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Where is the Haye family from?

You can see how Haye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haye families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 23 Haye families living in Ontario. This was about 32% of all the recorded Haye's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Haye families in 1911.
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What did your Haye ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Haye. 60% of Haye men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Haye women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haye were Mcanicien and Operator.

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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
    60%
  • Tailor
    14%
  • Student
    14%
  • Mcanicien
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    50%
  • Operator
    50%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Haye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haye 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 Haye. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Haye. For the veterans among your Haye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haye lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Haye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Haye in 1951 was 41, and 61 in 2004.

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