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Heary Family History

Heary Name Meaning

Irish (Leinster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÍoruaidh ‘descendant of Íoruadh’ a personal name of unexplained etymology.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hearn, Henry, Yeary, Heare, Keary, Hearty, Eary, Heart, Heery, Feury

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Where is the Heary family from?

You can see how Heary families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heary family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heary families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 39 Heary families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Heary's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Heary families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heary surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heary ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heary. 25% of Heary men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Heary women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heary were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Waitress
  • New Worker
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Heary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heary 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heary. 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 685 military records available for the last name Heary. For the veterans among your Heary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heary lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Heary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Heary in 1962 was 78, and 86 in 2004.

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