Hyde Family History

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Hyde Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living on (and farming) a hide of land, Old English hi(gi)d. This was a variable measure of land, differing from place to place and time to time, and seems from the etymology to have been originally fixed as the amount necessary to support one (extended) family (Old English higan, hiwan ‘household’). In some cases the surname is habitational, from any of the many minor places named with this word, as for example Hyde in Greater Manchester, Bedfordshire, and Hampshire. The surname has long been established in Ireland. English: variant of Ide, with inorganic initial H-. Compare Herrick. Jewish (American): Americanized spelling of Haid.

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

Similar surnames: Hyden, Lyde, Hope, Hyder, Hole, Hase, Nye, Heyde, Heide, Tye

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Hyde Family Origin

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Hyde Family Occupations

What did your Hyde ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hyde occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Hyde's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Hyde family was Farmer. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hyde.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer


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Hyde Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 366,000 census records available for the last name Hyde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hyde 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 46,000 immigration records available for the last name Hyde. 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 46,000 military records available for the last name Hyde. For the veterans among your Hyde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hyde Life Expectancy

What is the average Hyde lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hyde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hyde in 1940 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hyde 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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