Heap Family History

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Heap Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from Heap Bridge in Lancashire, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or heap, from Old English heap ‘heap’, ‘mound’, ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Head, Hearn, Hoad, Hoar, Leap, Haar, Heaps, Bean, Heaphy, Shean

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Heap Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Heap name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Heap. 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


  • Norway


  • China


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Heap Family Origin

Where is the Heap family from?

Heap Family Occupations

What did your Heap ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Heap occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Heap's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Heap family was Works In Cotton Mill. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heap.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Works In Cotton Mill


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

Heap Historical Records

What Heap family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Heap. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heap 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Heap. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Heap. For the veterans among your Heap ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heap Life Expectancy

What is the average Heap lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Heap life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Heap in 1945 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heap

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heap 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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