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Haynes Name Meaning

English: variant of Hayne with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s; see Hain . Compare Hains . English: habitational name from Haynes (Bedfordshire) which may derive from Old English hagenas plural form of hagen ‘enclosure’. English: in English counties bordering Wales perhaps from the Welsh personal name Einws (a pet form of Welsh Einion) with a prosthetic H-; see also Enos . While this is linguistically possible there is no evidence yet to show that it was the origin of the surname. Irish: variant of Hines .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hayes, Hayden, Aynes, Hynes, Hanes, Haymes, Raynes, Haines, Hayles

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Where is the Haynes family from?

You can see how Haynes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haynes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haynes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 164 Haynes families living in New York. This was about 17% of all the recorded Haynes's in USA. New York had the highest population of Haynes families in 1840.
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What did your Haynes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Haynes. 18% of Haynes men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Haynes women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haynes were Farm Laborer 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Haynes. 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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There are 80,000 military records available for the last name Haynes. For the veterans among your Haynes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haynes lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Haynes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Haynes in 1940 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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