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 Family Origin

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Heap Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Works In Cotton Mill

    3%

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.

Source: Census data for Heap | Data not to scale

Heap Historical Records

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Heap Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heap

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