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


Similar surnames: Hoad, Heap, Read, Herd, Mead, Heald, Hoar, Heard, Wead, Haar

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Head Family Origin

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Head Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Head occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Head's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Head. A less common occupation for the Head family was Farming.

Source: Census data for Head | Data not to scale

Head Historical Records

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Head Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Head life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Head in 1940 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Head

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