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Heavey Family History

Heavey Name Meaning

Reduced and altered form of Irish O’Heavy, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉamhaigh, a cognate of Heaphy.

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


Similar surnames: Reavey, Heaney, Heaven, Heagney, Leavey, Eavey, Keahey, Cavey, Hearty

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Where is the Heavey family from?

You can see how Heavey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heavey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Heavey families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Heavey families living in British Columbia. This was about 42% of all the recorded Heavey's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Heavey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heavey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heavey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heavey. 21% of Heavey men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Heavey women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heavey were Farmer 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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Chauffeur
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Heavey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heavey 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 Heavey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Heavey. For the veterans among your Heavey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heavey lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Heavey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heavey in 1949 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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