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Hait Family History

Hait Name Meaning

Jewish: variant spelling of Chait. French: nickname from Old French haid ‘joy’, ‘gladness’.

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


Similar surnames: Hart, Haim, Haig, Haut, Hail, Fait, Hain, Wait, Hoit, Halt

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Where is the Hait family from?

You can see how Hait families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hait family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hait families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Hait families living in New York. This was about 35% of all the recorded Hait's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hait families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hait surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hait ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hait. 30% of Hait men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Hait women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hait were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Nurse
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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What Hait family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Hait. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hait 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 967 immigration records available for the last name Hait. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hait. For the veterans among your Hait ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hait lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hait life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Hait in 1958 was 41, and 91 in 2004.

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