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Heery Family History

Heery Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÍoruaidh ‘descendant of Íoruadh’, a personal name of unknown origin.

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


Similar surnames: Seery, Henry, Deery, Merry, Sheehy, Terry, Keary, Heer, Neary, Deere

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Where is the Heery family from?

You can see how Heery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Heery families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Heery families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Heery's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Heery families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heery surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heery ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heery. 25% of Heery men worked as a Truck Driver and 34% of Heery women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heery were Miner 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

  • Truck Driver
    25%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Miner
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Operator
    34%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heery 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 671 immigration records available for the last name Heery. 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 440 military records available for the last name Heery. For the veterans among your Heery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heery lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Heery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heery in 1957 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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