Heaphy Family History

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Heaphy Name Meaning

Irish (especially County Waterford): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉamhthaigh ‘descendant of Éamhthach’, an adjective meaning ‘swift’. English: habitational name from Heapey in Lancashire, named in Old English as ‘(rose)hip hedge or enclosure’, heope ‘hip’ + hege ‘hedge’ or gehæg ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Hearn, Harty, Healey, Beachy, Leahy, Heath, Heap, Healy, Heaney

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Heaphy Family Origin

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Heaphy Family Occupations

What did your Heaphy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Heaphy family was Works In Boot Shop. The most common Heaphy occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 19% of Heaphy's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heaphy.

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  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Works In Boot Shop


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

Heaphy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Heaphy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heaphy 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Heaphy. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Heaphy. For the veterans among your Heaphy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heaphy Life Expectancy

What is the average Heaphy lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Heaphy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Heaphy in 1951 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heaphy 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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