Haig Family History

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Haig Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France named with Old Norse hagi ‘enclosure’, a word with cognates in most Germanic languages. Compare Hay. English: variant spelling of Haigh. Irish (County Cavan): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thaidhg (see McCaig).

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

Similar surnames: Haigh, Hain, Haag, Hagg, Haug, Cain, Hall, Hand, Fain, Haw

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Haig Family Origin

Where is the Haig family from?

Haig Family Occupations

What did your Haig ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Haig occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 3% of Haig's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haig. A less common occupation for the Haig family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Annuitant

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Haig ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Haig Historical Records

What Haig family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Haig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haig census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Haig. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Haig. For the veterans among your Haig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Haig Life Expectancy

What is the average Haig lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Haig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Haig in 1942 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Haig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Haig ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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