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Hegarty Family History

Hegarty Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Haggerty from Ó hÉigeartaigh.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hagarty, Hogarty, Heagerty, Hagerty, Haggarty, Hearty, Heraty, Heary

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Where is the Hegarty family from?

You can see how Hegarty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hegarty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hegarty families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 52 Hegarty families living in Illinois. This was about 21% of all the recorded Hegarty's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Hegarty families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hegarty surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hegarty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hegarty. 17% of Hegarty men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Hegarty women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hegarty were Farmer and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Farmer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Hegarty. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Hegarty. For the veterans among your Hegarty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hegarty lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hegarty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hegarty in 1945 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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