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Heath Family History

Heath Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath (Middle English hethe, Old English h?ð) or a habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire, named with this word. The same word also denoted heather, the characteristic plant of heathland areas. This surname has also been established in Dublin since the late 16th century.

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

2,854,195 Historical Documents with Heath on Ancestry.com
717,070 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
68,710 Military Records
35,849 Immigration Records
509,134 Census and Voter Lists
1,523,432 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Heath Families

  • Number of Heath families
     285 - 567
     96 - 284
     1 - 95
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Heath families
     1,420 - 2,838
     474 - 1,419
     1 - 473
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Heath families
     28 - 53
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Heath census records

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Heath Family Origin

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Heath Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Heath

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Heath Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Heath census records

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Heath Civil War Service Records

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