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Honea Family History

Honea Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. Possibly an American variant spelling of English Honey.

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


Similar surnames: Hiner, Honey, Honer, Lona, Hoye, Bones, Hane, Holey, Howen, Holes

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Where is the Honea family from?

You can see how Honea families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Honea family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Honea families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Honea families living in Georgia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Honea's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Honea families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Honea surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Honea ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Honea. 29% of Honea men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Honea women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Honea were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Honea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Honea census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 259 immigration records available for the last name Honea. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Honea. For the veterans among your Honea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Honea lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Honea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Honea in 1952 was 37, and 65 in 2004.

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