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Hyde Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living on (and farming) a hide of land, Old English hi(gi)d. This was a variable measure of land, differing from place to place and time to time, and seems from the etymology to have been originally fixed as the amount necessary to support one (extended) family (Old English higan, hiwan ‘household’). In some cases the surname is habitational, from any of the many minor places named with this word, as for example Hyde in Greater Manchester, Bedfordshire, and Hampshire. The surname has long been established in Ireland. English: variant of Ide, with inorganic initial H-. Compare Herrick. Jewish (American): Americanized spelling of Haid.

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

Similar surnames: Hyden, Lyde, Hope, Hyder, Hole, Hase, Nye, Heyde, Heide, Tye

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Where is the Hyde family from?

You can see how Hyde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hyde family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hyde families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 233 Hyde families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Hyde's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hyde families in 1840.
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What did your Hyde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hyde. 15% of Hyde men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Hyde women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hyde were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 46,000 immigration records available for the last name Hyde. 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 46,000 military records available for the last name Hyde. For the veterans among your Hyde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hyde lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hyde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hyde in 1940 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

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