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Hynes Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Hines. English: patronymic from Hine. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Heins or Heinz.

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

Similar surnames: Hines, Mynes, Haynes, Hynds, Rhynes, Henes, Heyne, Hypes, Dynes

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Where is the Hynes family from?

You can see how Hynes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hynes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hynes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Hynes families living in Kentucky. This was about 16% of all the recorded Hynes's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Hynes families in 1840.
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What did your Hynes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hynes. 14% of Hynes men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Hynes women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hynes were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 87,000 census records available for the last name Hynes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hynes 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Hynes. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Hynes. For the veterans among your Hynes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hynes lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hynes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hynes in 1942 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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