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Heaney Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉighnigh ‘descendant of Éighneach’ (see Heagney). Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉanna ‘descendant of Éanna’, a very common personal name of uncertain meaning. It was borne by various early saints, most notably St Éanna of Aran. The name has been erroneously understood as containing the element éan ‘bird’ and as a result the surname was sometimes Anglicized as Bird.

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

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Heaney Family Origin

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Heaney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Grocer

    2%

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

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Heaney Life Expectancy

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