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Heritage Family History

Heritage Name Meaning
English: status name for someone who inherited land from an ancestor, rather than by feudal gift from an overlord, from Middle English, Old French (h)eritage ‘inherited property’ (Late Latin heritagium, from heres ‘heir’).

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

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41,279 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,682 Military Records
1,731 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Heritage Families

  • Number of Heritage families
     29 - 56
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Heritage families
     119 - 236
     40 - 118
     1 - 39
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Heritage last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Heritage census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Heritage Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Heritage families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Heritage Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Heritage families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Heritage

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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.

The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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Heritage Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Heritage census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Heritage ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Heritage Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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