Hearns Family History

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Hearns Name Meaning

Irish: patronymic from Hearn 1.

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

Similar surnames: Hearne, Kearns, Hearn, Hern, Kearn, Harps, Warns, Means, Hearing

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Hearns Family Origin

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Hearns Family Occupations

What did your Hearns ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hearns occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Hearns's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hearns. A less common occupation for the Hearns family was Boatman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Boatman


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

Hearns Historical Records

What Hearns family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hearns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hearns 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hearns. 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 Hearns. For the veterans among your Hearns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hearns Life Expectancy

What is the average Hearns lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hearns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hearns in 1953 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hearns

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hearns 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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