Heenan Family History

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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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Heenan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Heenan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Heenan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Heenan Family Origin

Where is the Heenan family from?

Heenan Family Occupations

What did your Heenan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heenan. The most common Heenan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Heenan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Heenan family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Heenan Historical Records

What Heenan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Heenan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heenan 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Heenan. 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 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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Heenan Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heenan 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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