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Hairston Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place called Harestone or Harestane. The surname has died out in Scotland.

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

Similar surnames: Harston, Haisten, Haston, Hurston, Harton, Easton, Hazleton, Whiston

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Where is the Hairston family from?

You can see how Hairston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hairston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hairston families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 14 Hairston families living in London. This was about 47% of all the recorded Hairston's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hairston families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hairston surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hairston ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hairston. 34% of Hairston men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Hairston women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hairston were Miner and Servant. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Coal Loader
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Servant
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 611 immigration records available for the last name Hairston. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hairston. For the veterans among your Hairston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hairston lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hairston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Hairston in 1940 was 28, and 67 in 2004.

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