Haigh Family History

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Haigh Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a hedged or fenced enclosure (Old English haga), or a habitational name from a place named with this word (or its Old Norse cognate hagi), especially three places called Haigh, two in West Yorkshire and the other near Manchester.

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

Similar surnames: Haugh, Haig, High, Haight, Haga, Hatch, Leigh, Hough, Huish, Hagg

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Haigh Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Haigh name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Haigh. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Haigh Family Origin

Where is the Haigh family from?

Haigh Family Occupations

What did your Haigh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Haigh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Haigh's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Works In Woolen Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haigh. A less common occupation for the Haigh family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Works In Woolen Mill

  • Laborer


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

Haigh Historical Records

What Haigh family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 259,000 census records available for the last name Haigh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haigh 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Haigh. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Haigh. For the veterans among your Haigh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Haigh Life Expectancy

What is the average Haigh lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Haigh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Haigh in 1945 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Haigh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Haigh 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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