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Heap Family History

Heap Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): usually a habitational name from Heap a lost place in Bury (Lancashire) but sometimes also a topographic name for someone who lived by a small hill or rock pile from Middle English hep heip(e) ‘heap pile’ (Old English hēap).

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


Similar surnames: Head, Hearn, Hoad, Hoar, Leap, Haar, Heaps, Bean, Heaphy, Shean

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Where is the Heap family from?

You can see how Heap families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heap family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heap families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 11 Heap families living in Ontario. This was about 21% of all the recorded Heap's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Heap families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heap surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heap ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Heap. 85% of Heap men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Heap women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heap were Laborer and Stenographer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    85%
  • Laborer
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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What Heap family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Heap. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heap 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Heap. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Heap. For the veterans among your Heap ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heap lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Heap life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Heap in 1945 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

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