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Habig Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German habech ‘hawk’ hence a nickname for a sharp sighted person or for someone who was thought to resemble the bird in some other way or a metonymic occupational name for someone who trained hawks for hunting (see Hawk ).

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


Similar surnames: Habiger, Harig, Hain, Haber, Haring, Haling, Ramig, Halbig, Hang

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Where is the Habig family from?

You can see how Habig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Habig family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Habig families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2 Habig families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Habig's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Habig families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Habig surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Habig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Habig. 19% of Habig men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Habig women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Habig were Machinist 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Proprietor
    11%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    27%
  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Habig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Habig 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 448 immigration records available for the last name Habig. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 812 military records available for the last name Habig. For the veterans among your Habig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Habig lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Habig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Habig in 1953 was 60, and 80 in 2004.

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