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

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Grocer

    3%

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

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Heffernan Historical Records

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Heffernan Life Expectancy

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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