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Haldane Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Haldan (Old Norse Halfdanr Half(f)dan Anglo-Scandinavian Healfdene literally ‘half Dane’). Scottish: variant of Hadden . Scottish: shortened form of the Lanarkshire surname McCalden probably from Mac Haldan ‘son of Haldan’ with the same meaning as 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Halling, Halse, Holgate, Halden, Tallant, Handal, Haddan, Aldana

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Where is the Haldane family from?

You can see how Haldane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haldane family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haldane families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1891 there were 51 Haldane families living in Lancashire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Haldane's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Haldane families in 1891.
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What did your Haldane ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Haldane. 31% of Haldane men worked as a General Labourer and 78% of Haldane women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haldane were Coal Culter Below Ground and Shop Waiters. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    31%
  • Retired
    24%
  • Motor Driver
    16%
  • Coal Culter Below Ground
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Shop Waiters
    3%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Haldane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haldane 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Haldane. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Haldane. For the veterans among your Haldane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haldane lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Haldane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Haldane in 1963 was 73, and 72 in 2004.

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