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Hayden Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉideáin ‘descendant of Éideán’ and Ó hÉidín ‘descendant of Éidín’ personal names apparently from a diminutive of éideadh ‘clothes armor’. There was also a Norman family bearing the English name (see 2 below) living in County Wexford. Alternative spellings include Hadden . English: habitational name from any of various places called Haydon (Dorset Wiltshire Somerset Gloucestershire) Heydon (Cambridgeshire Norfolk) or Hayden (Gloucestershire Oxfordshire). Most of the placenames derive from Old English hēg ‘hay’ or (ge)hæg ‘fence enclosure’ + dūn ‘hill’ though the Cambridgeshire placename has Old English denu ‘valley’ as the final element. Jewish: variant of Heiden .

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

Similar surnames: Harden, Hyden, Hadden, Gayden, Marden, Haddon, Hedden, Hyde, Hayer

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You can see how Hayden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hayden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hayden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 154 Hayden families living in Massachusetts. This was about 29% of all the recorded Hayden's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Hayden families in 1840.
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What did your Hayden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hayden. 15% of Hayden men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Hayden women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hayden were Clerk and Maid. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hayden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hayden in 1940 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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