Heritage Family History

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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

Where is the Heritage family from?

Heritage Family Occupations

What did your Heritage ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. The most common Heritage occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Heritage's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • House Carpenter


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

Heritage Historical Records

What Heritage family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Heritage. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heritage 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Heritage. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Heritage. For the veterans among your Heritage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heritage Life Expectancy

What is the average Heritage lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Heritage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Heritage in 1943 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heritage

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heritage 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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