Heelan Family History

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Heelan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAoileáin, from a form of faolán (without the initial f-), a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’. Compare Felan.

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


Similar surnames: Keelan, Geelan, Heenan, Whelan, Sheehan, Heslin, Keegan, Keenan

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Heelan Family Origin

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Heelan Family Occupations

What did your Heelan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Heelan family was Clerk. The most common Heelan occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 11% of Heelan's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Laborer and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heelan.

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  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Brick Mason

    6%
  • Clerk

    6%

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

Heelan Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Heelan Life Expectancy

What is the average Heelan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Heelan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Heelan in 1942 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heelan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heelan 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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