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Heenan Family History

Heenan Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉanáin ‘descendant of Éanán’. Woulfe, however, believes it to be a form of Ó hEidhneáin, which he derives from a diminutive of eidhean ‘ivy’. sometimes a reduced version of Heneghan.

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


Similar surnames: Heelan, Keenan, Meenan, Neenan, Sheehan, Sheeran, Greenan, Honan

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Where is the Heenan family from?

You can see how Heenan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heenan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heenan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Heenan family living in New Jersey. This was about 50% of all the recorded Heenan's in the USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Heenan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heenan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heenan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heenan. 19% of Heenan men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Heenan women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heenan were Clerk 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
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Heenan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Heenan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Heenan in 1940 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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