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Hayden Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Hayden, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉideáin and Ó hÉidín ‘descendant of Éideán’ or ‘descendant of Éidín’, personal names apparently from a diminutive of éideadh ‘clothes’, ‘armor’. There was also a Norman family bearing the English name (see 2 below), living in County Wexford. English: habitational name from any of various places called Hayden or Haydon. The three examples of Haydon in Northumberland are named from Old English heg ‘hay’ + denu ‘valley’. Others, for example in Dorset, Hertfordshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire, get the name from Old English heg ‘hay’ (or perhaps hege ‘hedge’ or (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’) + dun ‘hill’. Jewish: see Heiden.

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

Similar surnames: Harden, Hyden, Hadden, Gayden, Marden, Haddon, Hedden, Hyde, Hayer

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Hayden Family Origin

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Hayden Family Occupations

What did your Hayden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hayden. A less common occupation for the Hayden family was Farm Labourer. The most common Hayden occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Hayden's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Labourer


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Hayden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 240,000 census records available for the last name Hayden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hayden 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Hayden. 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 47,000 military records available for the last name Hayden. For the veterans among your Hayden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hayden Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hayden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hayden in 1940 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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