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Healey Family History

Healey Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Healey (Lancashire North Yorkshire Yorkshire Northumberland) Heeley (Yorkshire) or Healaugh (North Yorkshire Yorkshire). The main origin in Yorkshire was Healey (in Shelley) but the Yorkshire name has also probably been confused with Haley . The placenames derive from Old English hēah ‘high’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Irish: variant of Healy .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Healey family from?

You can see how Healey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Healey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Healey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,556 Healey families living in Lancashire. This was about 31% of all the recorded Healey's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Healey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Healey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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 United Kingdom 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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    14%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Bricklayer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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