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Heavey Name Meaning

Reduced and altered form of Irish O’Heavy, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉamhaigh, a cognate of Heaphy.

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

Similar surnames: Reavey, Heaney, Heaven, Heagney, Leavey, Eavey, Keahey, Cavey, Hearty

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Where is the Heavey family from?

You can see how Heavey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heavey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Heavey families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 26 Heavey families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 18% of all the recorded Heavey's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Heavey families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heavey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heavey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heavey. 21% of Heavey men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Heavey women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heavey were Farmer and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Chauffeur
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Heavey. 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 Heavey. For the veterans among your Heavey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heavey lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Heavey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heavey in 1949 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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