Heather Family History

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Heather Name Meaning

English: topographic name, a variant of Heath with the addition of the habitational suffix -er. This surname is widespread in southern England, and also well established in Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Heath, Feather, Hatcher, Heeter, Werther, Heatley, Leather, Heater

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Heather Family Origin

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Heather Family Occupations

What did your Heather ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heather. The most common Heather occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Heather's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Heather family was Baker.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Coal Miner

  • Baker


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

Heather Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Heather. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heather 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Heather. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Heather. For the veterans among your Heather ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heather Life Expectancy

What is the average Heather lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Heather life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Heather in 1952 was 23, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heather 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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