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Halliday Family History

Halliday Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant of Holliday . Halliday is also found in Ireland where it is of English origin.

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


Similar surnames: Holliday, Halladay, Halley, Allday, Hallaway, Halla, Callaway

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Where is the Halliday family from?

You can see how Halliday families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halliday family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Halliday families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,302 Halliday families living in Yorkshire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Halliday's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Halliday families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Halliday surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Halliday 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 Halliday. 12% of Halliday men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Halliday women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halliday were Bricklayer and Private Means. .

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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
    12%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Bricklayer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%
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What Halliday family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 149,000 census records available for the last name Halliday. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halliday 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Halliday. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Halliday. For the veterans among your Halliday ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halliday lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Halliday life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Halliday in 1947 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

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