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Heaton Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places called with Old English hēah ‘high’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’: Heaton (Yorkshire Northumberland); Heaton Norris Heaton under Horwich Heaton with Oxcliffe Great Heaton Little Heaton (all Lancashire); Capheaton Kirkheaton (Northumberland); Cleckheaton Hanging Heaton Kirkheaton (Yorkshire). This surname was taken to Ireland in the mid 17th century and within Ireland is now mainly found in Ulster.

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

Similar surnames: Seaton, Henton, Eaton, Wheaton, Yeaton, Denton, Leaton, Fenton

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Where is the Heaton family from?

You can see how Heaton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heaton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heaton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 43 Heaton families living in Ohio. This was about 18% of all the recorded Heaton's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Heaton families in 1840.
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What did your Heaton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heaton. 22% of Heaton men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Heaton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heaton were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Heaton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Heaton. For the veterans among your Heaton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heaton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Heaton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heaton in 1940 was 62, and 77 in 2004.

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