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Head Family History

Head Name Meaning
English (chiefly Kent): from Middle English heved ‘head’, applied as a nickname for someone with some peculiarity or disproportion of the head, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or at the head of a stream or valley. This surname has long been established in Ireland.

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

1,581,640 Historical Documents with Head on Ancestry.com
332,977 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
146,448 Military Records
18,488 Immigration Records
289,560 Census and Voter Lists
794,167 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Head Families

  • Number of Head families
     263 - 523
     88 - 262
     1 - 87
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Head families
     849 - 1,695
     284 - 848
     1 - 283
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Head families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Head census records

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Head Family Origin

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Head Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Head

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Head Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Head census records

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Head Civil War Service Records

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