Hayward Family History

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Hayward Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an official who was responsible for protecting land or enclosed forest from damage by animals, poachers, or vandals, from Middle English hay ‘enclosure’ (see Hay 1) + ward ‘guardian’.

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

Similar surnames: Bayard, Aylward, Haywood, Haggard, Hazard, Howard, Hayford, Hansard

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Hayward Family Origin

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Hayward Family Occupations

What did your Hayward ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hayward occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Hayward's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Hayward family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hayward.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hayward ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hayward Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hayward. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hayward 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hayward. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hayward. For the veterans among your Hayward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hayward Life Expectancy

What is the average Hayward lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hayward life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hayward in 1943 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hayward

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hayward 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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