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Hines Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEidhin ‘descendant of Eidhin’, a personal name or byname of uncertain origin. It may be a derivative of eidhean ‘ivy’, or it may represent an altered form of the place name Aidhne. The principal family of this name is descended from Guaire of Aidhne, King of Connacht. From the 7th century for over a thousand years they were chiefs of a territory in County Galway. English: patronymic from Hine. Americanized spelling of German Heins or Heinz.

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


Similar surnames: Hynes, Hiner, Mines, Hine, Hiney, Pines, Kines, Hinks, Henes, Jines

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Where is the Hines family from?

You can see how Hines families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hines family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hines families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 280 Hines families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 55% of all the recorded Hines's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Hines families in 1911.
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What did your Hines ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hines. 33% of Hines men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Hines women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hines were Labourer 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
    33%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Fisherman
    9%
  • Labourer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • School Teacher
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Operator
    13%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Hines. 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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There are 63,000 military records available for the last name Hines. For the veterans among your Hines ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hines lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hines life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hines in 1940 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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