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Heagney Family History

Heagney Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉignigh ‘descendant of Éigneach’ a personal name meaning ‘forceful’. The spelling of the Irish name was often simplified to Ó hÉinigh and then Anglicized as Heaney or ‘translated’ as Bird the latter because of a perceived similarity to éan ‘bird’.

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


Similar surnames: Heaney, Kearney, Cagney, Heavey, Harney, Devaney, Hanley, Meaney

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Where is the Heagney family from?

You can see how Heagney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heagney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Heagney families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Heagney families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Heagney's in USA. New York had the highest population of Heagney families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heagney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heagney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heagney. 19% of Heagney men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Heagney women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heagney were Machinist and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Machinist
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    38%
  • Typist
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Maid
    13%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Heagney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heagney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 816 immigration records available for the last name Heagney. 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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Draft Cards

There are 557 military records available for the last name Heagney. For the veterans among your Heagney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heagney lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Heagney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Heagney in 1962 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

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