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Heaphy Family History

Heaphy Name Meaning

Irish (especially County Waterford): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉamhthaigh ‘descendant of Éamhthach’, an adjective meaning ‘swift’. English: habitational name from Heapey in Lancashire, named in Old English as ‘(rose)hip hedge or enclosure’, heope ‘hip’ + hege ‘hedge’ or gehæg ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Hearn, Harty, Healey, Beachy, Leahy, Heath, Heap, Healy, Heaney

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Where is the Heaphy family from?

You can see how Heaphy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heaphy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Heaphy families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Heaphy families living in Quebec. This was about 40% of all the recorded Heaphy's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Heaphy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heaphy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heaphy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Heaphy. 67% of Heaphy men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    67%
  • Manager
    34%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Heaphy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heaphy 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Heaphy. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Heaphy. For the veterans among your Heaphy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heaphy lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Heaphy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Heaphy in 1951 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

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