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Haslam Name Meaning

English (especially Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived ‘by the hazels’, or a habitational name from Haslam in Lancashire, in both cases from Old English hæslum, dative plural of hæsel ‘hazel tree’. This surname was taken to Ireland in the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Hallam, Hasler, Hannam, Hallum, Dallam, Ballam, Halla, Basham, Haslem

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Where is the Haslam family from?

You can see how Haslam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haslam family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haslam families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Haslam families living in Maine. This was about 38% of all the recorded Haslam's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Haslam families in 1840.
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What did your Haslam ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Haslam. 20% of Haslam men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Haslam women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haslam were Farm Laborer 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
    20%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Haslam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haslam 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Haslam. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Haslam. For the veterans among your Haslam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haslam lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Haslam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Haslam in 1948 was 62, and 74 in 2004.

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