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Hyams Family History

Hyams Surname Meaning

Americanized form of any of various Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames derived from the Yiddish personal name Khayem Khayim (see Heim ). English (London): variant of Higham with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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


Similar surnames: Hass, Syms, Hans, Grams, Haas, Hamm, Heims, Adams, Herms, Hyatt

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Where is the Hyams family from?

You can see how Hyams families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hyams family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hyams families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 708 Hyams families living in London. This was about 78% of all the recorded Hyams's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hyams families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hyams surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hyams ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Taxi Driver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hyams. 9% of Hyams men worked as a Taxi Driver and 78% of Hyams women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hyams were Tailor (master) and Incapacitated. .

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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

  • Taxi Driver
    9%
  • Tailors Presser
    7%
  • Motor Driver
    5%
  • Tailor (master)
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Hyams. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hyams 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hyams. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hyams. For the veterans among your Hyams ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hyams lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Hyams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hyams in 1948 was 48, and 68 in 2004.

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