Heffernan Family History

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Heffernan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIfearnáin ‘descendant of Ifearnán’, a personal name from a diminutive of ifreannach ‘demon’ (from ifreann ‘hell’).

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


Similar surnames: Hefferon, Heenan, Hefferman, Hefferan, Ferran, Hernan, Henderson

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Heffernan Family Origin

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Heffernan Family Occupations

What did your Heffernan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Heffernan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Heffernan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Heffernan family was Grocer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heffernan.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Grocer

    3%

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

Heffernan Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Heffernan Life Expectancy

What is the average Heffernan lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Heffernan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Heffernan in 1946 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heffernan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heffernan 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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