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Haygood Name Meaning

Altered form of English Hawkwood, a habitational name from a place called Hawkswood in Sible Hedingham, Essex, or from Hawkwood Farm in Gosfield, Essex. This is a common name in the South, notably in GA, TX, and AL.

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

Similar surnames: Haywood, Hagood, Hood, Haymore, Hagwood, Heywood, Harwood, Garwood

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Where is the Haygood family from?

You can see how Haygood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haygood family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Haygood families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Haygood families living in Georgia. This was about 60% of all the recorded Haygood's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Haygood families in 1840.
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What did your Haygood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Haygood. 27% of Haygood men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Haygood women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haygood were Farming and Seamstress.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Haygood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haygood 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 473 immigration records available for the last name Haygood. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Haygood. For the veterans among your Haygood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haygood lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Haygood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Haygood in 1943 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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