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Heasley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Haseley (Warwickshire) Great or Little Haseley (Oxfordshire) or North Heasley in North Molton (Devon). The placenames derive from Old English hæsel ‘hazel’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Irish (Down and Louth): variant of Hazlett .

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

Similar surnames: Hesley, Healey, Heatley, Hemsley, Hensley, Headley, Beasley, Hagley

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Where is the Heasley family from?

You can see how Heasley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heasley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heasley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Heasley families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Heasley's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Heasley families in 1840.
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What did your Heasley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heasley. 22% of Heasley men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Heasley women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heasley were Salesman and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Heasley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heasley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 814 immigration records available for the last name Heasley. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Heasley. For the veterans among your Heasley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heasley lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Heasley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Heasley in 1947 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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