Hailey Family History

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Hailey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire named Hailey, from Old English heg ‘hay’ + leeah ‘wood’, ‘(woodland) clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Haley, Hadley, Hawley, Hatley, Hanley, Harley, Gailey, Hagley, Bailey

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Hailey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hailey name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Hailey Family Origin

Where is the Hailey family from?

Hailey Family Occupations

What did your Hailey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hailey. A less common occupation for the Hailey family was Keeping House. The most common Hailey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Hailey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Hailey Historical Records

What Hailey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Hailey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hailey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hailey. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Hailey. For the veterans among your Hailey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hailey Life Expectancy

What is the average Hailey lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hailey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Hailey in 1951 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hailey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hailey 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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