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Hayman Name Meaning

English: topographic name for a man who lived by an enclosure, from Middle English hay (see Hay 1) + man. The term was in many cases effectively a synonym for Hayward. English: nickname for a tall man (see Hay 2). English: occupational name for the servant of someone called Hai (see Hay 3), with man in the sense ‘servant’. English: occupational name for someone who sold hay. Jewish: variant of Heiman. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Hamann or Heumann.

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


Similar surnames: Rayman, Gayman, Layman, Harman, Hagman, Hardman, Hyman, Waxman

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Where is the Hayman family from?

You can see how Hayman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hayman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hayman families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 22 Hayman families living in Maryland. This was about 31% of all the recorded Hayman's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Hayman families in 1840.
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What did your Hayman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hayman. 13% of Hayman men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Hayman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hayman were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    13%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Hayman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hayman 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 Hayman. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Hayman. For the veterans among your Hayman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hayman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hayman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hayman in 1945 was 34, and 80 in 2004.

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