Healey Family History

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Healey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Healey near Manchester, named with Old English heah ‘high’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. There are various other places in northern England, for example in Northumberland and Yorkshire, with the same name and etymology, and they may also have contributed to the surname. Variant of Irish Healy.

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

Similar surnames: Henley, Headley, Heatley, Haley, Hedley, Heasley, Hesley, Hanley

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Healey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Healey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Healey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Healey Family Origin

Where is the Healey family from?

Healey Family Occupations

What did your Healey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Healey. A less common occupation for the Healey family was Carpenter. The most common Healey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Healey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Healey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Healey Historical Records

What Healey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 185,000 census records available for the last name Healey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Healey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 38,000 immigration records available for the last name Healey. 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 Card

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Healey. For the veterans among your Healey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Healey Life Expectancy

What is the average Healey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Healey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Healey in 1944 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Healey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Healey 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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