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Hayter Name Meaning

English (Hampshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire): topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or on a piece of raised ground, from Middle English heyt ‘summit’, ‘height’ + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Hayer, Halter, Hammer, Hatter, Holter, Water, Hauter, Kalter, Hunter

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Where is the Hayter family from?

You can see how Hayter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hayter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hayter families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 645 Hayter families living in Hampshire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Hayter's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Hayter families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hayter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hayter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hayter. 12% of Hayter men worked as a Gardener and 70% of Hayter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hayter were Builders Labourer and Domestic Servant. .

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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

  • Gardener
    12%
  • General Labourer
    9%
  • Cowman
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
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Census Records

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Hayter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hayter 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hayter. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hayter. For the veterans among your Hayter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hayter lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hayter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hayter in 1950 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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