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Hayward Name Meaning

English:: occupational name from Middle English hayward ‘keeper of the hedges and enclosures’ (Old English hēgweard) a manorial officer in charge of the common fields who protected corn and hay from cattle theft or damage and supervised the harvest. occasionally a variant of Howard .

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

Similar surnames: Bayard, Aylward, Haywood, Haggard, Hazard, Howard, Hayford, Hansard

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Where is the Hayward family from?

You can see how Hayward families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hayward family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hayward families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 137 Hayward families living in Massachusetts. This was about 38% of all the recorded Hayward's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Hayward families in 1840.
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What did your Hayward ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hayward. 14% of Hayward men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Hayward women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hayward were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 339,000 census records available for the last name Hayward. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hayward 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 40,000 immigration records available for the last name Hayward. 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 34,000 military records available for the last name Hayward. For the veterans among your Hayward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hayward lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hayward life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hayward in 1943 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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