Halliday Family History

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Halliday Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant of Holladay. Halliday is also found in Ireland, where it is of English origin. Black notes that Scottish bearers of the name took it to France, where they became Viscounts of Pontaudemer.

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

Similar surnames: Holliday, Halladay, Halley, Allday, Hallaway, Halla, Callaway

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Halliday Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Halliday name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Halliday. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Halliday Family Origin

Where is the Halliday family from?

Halliday Family Occupations

What did your Halliday ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Halliday family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Halliday. The most common Halliday occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Halliday's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Halliday Historical Records

What Halliday family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 149,000 census records available for the last name Halliday. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halliday 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Halliday. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Halliday. For the veterans among your Halliday ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Halliday Life Expectancy

What is the average Halliday lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Halliday life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Halliday in 1947 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Halliday

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Halliday 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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