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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


Similar surnames: Heagney, Devaney, Hanley, Haney, Heavey, Healey, Meaney, Teaney

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Heaney Family Origin

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Heaney Family Occupations

What did your Heaney ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Grocer

    2%

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Heaney Historical Records

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Heaney Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, Heaney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Heaney in 1948 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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