Heath Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath (Middle English hethe, Old English h?ð) or a habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire, named with this word. The same word also denoted heather, the characteristic plant of heathland areas. This surname has also been established in Dublin since the late 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Leath, Hatch, Hearn, Leach, Beach, Bath, Reach, Dearth, Heaphy

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Heath Family Origin

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Heath Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, the most common Heath occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of Heath's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Heath family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heath.

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Heath Historical Records

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Heath Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Heath life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Heath in 1940 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heath

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