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Hayles Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant spelling of Hales.

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

Similar surnames: Hailes, Hayes, Hayley, Hales, Gayles, Haynes, Bayles, Hyles, Bayley

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Where is the Hayles family from?

You can see how Hayles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hayles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hayles families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Hayles families living in Ohio. This was about 27% of all the recorded Hayles's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hayles families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hayles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hayles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hayles. 24% of Hayles men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Hayles women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hayles were Clerk and Practical Nurse.

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
  • Practical Nurse
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Hayles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hayles 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hayles. 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 Hayles. For the veterans among your Hayles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hayles lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hayles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Hayles in 1963 was 73, and 81 in 2004.

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