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Heaney Family History

Heaney Name Meaning
reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉighnigh ‘descendant of Éighneach’ (see Heagney).Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉanna ‘descendant of Éanna’, a very common personal name of uncertain meaning. It was borne by various early saints, most notably St Éanna of Aran. The name has been erroneously understood as containing the element éan ‘bird’ and as a result the surname was sometimes Anglicized as Bird.

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

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45,344 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,172 Military Records
8,646 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Heaney Families

  • Number of Heaney families
     119 - 236
     40 - 118
     1 - 39
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Heaney families
     118 - 233
     40 - 117
     1 - 39
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Heaney families
     58 - 114
     20 - 57
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Heaney Family Origin

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Heaney Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Heaney

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Heaney Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Heaney Civil War Service Records

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