Halliday Family History

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Halliday Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant of Holladay. Halliday is also found in Ireland, where it is of English origin. Black notes that Scottish bearers of the name took it to France, where they became Viscounts of Pontaudemer.

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

Similar surnames: Holliday, Halladay, Halley, Allday, Hallaway, Halla, Callaway

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Halliday Family Origin

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Halliday Family Occupations

What did your Halliday ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Halliday. 2% of Halliday men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Halliday women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halliday were Colliery Hewer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
  • Incapacitated

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

Halliday Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 149,000 census records available for the last name Halliday. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halliday 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Halliday. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Halliday. For the veterans among your Halliday ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Halliday Life Expectancy

What is the average Halliday lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Halliday life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Halliday in 1947 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Halliday

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Halliday 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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