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Heelan Family History

Heelan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAoileáin, from a form of faolán (without the initial f-), a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’. Compare Felan.

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


Similar surnames: Keelan, Geelan, Heenan, Whelan, Sheehan, Heslin, Keegan, Keenan

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Where is the Heelan family from?

You can see how Heelan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heelan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heelan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Heelan families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 50% of all the recorded Heelan's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Heelan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heelan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heelan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Lawyer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heelan. 43% of Heelan men worked as a Lawyer and 22% of Heelan women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heelan were Accountant and Operator. .

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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

  • Lawyer
    43%
  • Plumber
    29%
  • Accountant
    29%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    22%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Operator
    15%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Heelan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heelan 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 663 immigration records available for the last name Heelan. 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 471 military records available for the last name Heelan. For the veterans among your Heelan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heelan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Heelan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Heelan in 1942 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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