Hairston Family History

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Hairston Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place named Harestone or Harestane. The surname has died out in Scotland.

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

Similar surnames: Harston, Haisten, Haston, Hurston, Harton, Easton, Hazleton, Whiston

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Hairston Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hairston name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hairston. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Mali


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Hairston Family Origin

Where is the Hairston family from?

Hairston Family Occupations

What did your Hairston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hairston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Hairston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hairston family was Laborer. Farmer, Works On Farm and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hairston.

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  • Farmer

  • Works On Farm

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Hairston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Hairston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hairston 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 611 immigration records available for the last name Hairston. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hairston. For the veterans among your Hairston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hairston Life Expectancy

What is the average Hairston lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hairston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Hairston in 1940 was 28, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hairston 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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