Hajdu Family History

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Hajdu Name Meaning

Hungarian (Hajdú): from hajtó ‘drover’. Drovers traveled armed, and sometimes ended up as highwaymen, mercenaries, or retainers in the service of local landowners. Hajdú acquired all these meanings, but the surname is chiefly associated with the settlement of some 10,000 mercenaries in eastern Hungary by Prince István Bocskay as a reward for their support. Their towns, dating from 1605, still retain Hajdú- as a first element. The name is also borne by Hungarian Jews, generally as an ornamental adoption of the Hungarian name.

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

Similar surnames: Hajduk, Vajda, Hard, Gajda, Harju, Hau, Hejduk, Hajek, Handa, Hand

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Hajdu Family Origin

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Hajdu Family Occupations

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In 1939, Mechanic (weaving Machines) and Domestic Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hajdu.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Mechanic (weaving Machines)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Servant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hajdu Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 925 census records available for the last name Hajdu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hajdu 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hajdu. 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 460 military records available for the last name Hajdu. For the veterans among your Hajdu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hajdu Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2003, in the United States, Hajdu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Hajdu in 1944 was 33, and 80 in 2003.

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