Haw Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English haw, haugh ‘enclosure’ (Old English haga), or a habitational name from a place named with this word such as The Haw in Tirley, Gloucestershire. Compare Haugh 2. English: from a Middle English personal name, probably a back-formation from Hawkin, (see Hawkins). Scottish: habitational name from an unidentified place in lowland Scotland.

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


Similar surnames: Hay, Hawk, Shaw, Maw, Hew, Han, Raw, Law, Hall, Chew

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Haw Family Origin

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Haw Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Haw family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haw. The most common Haw occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Haw's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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Haw Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Haw. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Haw. For the veterans among your Haw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Haw Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Haw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Haw in 1951 was 79, and 56 in 2004.

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