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Heritage Name Meaning

English: status name for someone who inherited land from an ancestor, rather than by feudal gift from an overlord, from Middle English, Old French (h)eritage ‘inherited property’ (Late Latin heritagium, from heres ‘heir’).

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


Similar surnames: Armitage, Durivage, Harnage, Hering, Herridge, Lestage, Heringer

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Heritage Family Origin

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Heritage Family Occupations

What did your Heritage ancestors do for a living?

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • House Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, the most common Heritage occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Heritage's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heritage. A less common occupation for the Heritage family was House Carpenter.

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Heritage Historical Records

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Heritage Life Expectancy

What is the average Heritage lifespan?

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