Healey Family History

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Healey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Healey near Manchester, named with Old English heah ‘high’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. There are various other places in northern England, for example in Northumberland and Yorkshire, with the same name and etymology, and they may also have contributed to the surname. Variant of Irish Healy.

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

Similar surnames: Henley, Headley, Heatley, Haley, Hedley, Heasley, Hesley, Hanley

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Healey Family Origin

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Healey Family Occupations

What did your Healey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Healey. 14% of Healey men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Healey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Healey were Bricklayer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties

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

Healey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 185,000 census records available for the last name Healey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Healey 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 38,000 immigration records available for the last name Healey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Healey. For the veterans among your Healey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Healey Life Expectancy

What is the average Healey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Healey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Healey in 1944 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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