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Haines Name Meaning

English (southern) and Irish (Cork): variant of Haynes .

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

Similar surnames: Hains, Hanes, Haynes, Hines, Hailes, Maines, Haine, Hainey, Hayles

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Where is the Haines family from?

You can see how Haines families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haines family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haines families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 160 Haines families living in New Jersey. This was about 20% of all the recorded Haines's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Haines families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haines surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haines ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Haines. 15% of Haines men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Haines women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haines were Truck Driver 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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 338,000 census records available for the last name Haines. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haines 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 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Haines. 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 Cards

There are 46,000 military records available for the last name Haines. For the veterans among your Haines ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haines lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Haines life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Haines in 1942 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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