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Haynes Name Meaning

English (Shropshire): from the Welsh personal name Einws, a diminutive of Einion (of uncertain origin, popularly associated with einion ‘anvil’). English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Hain 2. English: habitational name from Haynes in Bedfordshire. This name first appears in Domesday Book as Hagenes, which Mills derives from the plural of Old English hægen, hagen ‘enclosure’. Irish: variant of Hines.

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


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 the 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 the 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 US 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
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Cook
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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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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