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Haye Surname Meaning

North German East Frisian and Dutch: from a personal name Frisian Hajo ancient Germanic Haio; or from a short form of the female name Hadewig composed of the elements hadu ‘battle strife’ + wīg ‘war’. German: variant of Hey 4 5. English (Yorkshire): variant of Hay . French: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure from Old French haye ‘hedge’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hay, Hake, Hayer, Hayes, Hale, Hare, Aye, Hage, Heye, Haze

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Where is the Haye family from?

You can see how Haye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haye families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 166 Haye families living in Yorkshire. This was about 40% of all the recorded Haye's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Haye families in 1891.
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What did your Haye ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Solicitor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Haye. 100% of Haye men worked as a Solicitor and 72% of Haye women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Solicitor
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Private Means
    7%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Domestic Duties
    4%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Haye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haye census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Haye. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Haye lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Haye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Haye in 1951 was 41, and 61 in 2004.

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