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Haw Family History

Haw Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Haw(e) which like Daw(e) was probably a rhyming pet form of Middle English Raw (Ralph). Similar rhyming pet forms of other Anglo-Norman male personal names beginning with R- are found in Hick and Dick for Rick (Richard) and Hob and Dob for Rob(ert). See also Hawkin . English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure from Middle English hawe ‘enclosure’ (Old English haga or Old Norse hagi). Compare Haugh . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 何 and 賀 see He 1 and

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hay, Hawk, Shaw, Maw, Hew, Han, Raw, Law, Hall, Chew

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Where is the Haw family from?

You can see how Haw families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haw family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haw families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 509 Haw families living in Yorkshire. This was about 49% of all the recorded Haw's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Haw families in 1891.
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What did your Haw ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Haw. 15% of Haw men worked as a Farm Labourer and 74% of Haw women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haw were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duti. .

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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

  • Farm Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Haw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haw 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 Haw. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Haw. For the veterans among your Haw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haw lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Haw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Haw in 1951 was 79, and 56 in 2004.

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