Heys Family History

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Heys Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant spelling of Hayes. Dutch: variant of Heise 2.

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

Similar surnames: Heye, Heyes, Heyse, Hays, Heyn, Keys, Heyne, Buys, Hayn, Heyd

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Heys Family Origin

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Heys Family Occupations

What did your Heys ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Plumber and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Heys. 13% of Heys men worked as a Plumber and 20% of Heys women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heys were Bookkeeper and Pail Stoekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Plumber
  • Farmer
  • Blacksmith
  • Bookkeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Grocery Store
  • Operator
  • Pail Stoekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Heys Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Heys. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heys census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heys. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Heys. For the veterans among your Heys ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heys Life Expectancy

What is the average Heys lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Heys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Heys in 1955 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heys

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heys ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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