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Healy Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉilidhe or Ó hÉalaighthe from a personal name possibly related to the word for ‘claimant’. However both forms more likely derive from ‘descendant of Éaladhach’ a personal name probably based on the adjective ealadhach ‘learned ingenious’.

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


Similar surnames: Shealy, Sealy, Neal, Quealy, Nealy, Keary, Healey, Leary, Hehl, Heary

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Where is the Healy family from?

You can see how Healy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Healy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Healy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 484 Healy families living in Lancashire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Healy's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Healy families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Healy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Healy 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 Healy. 19% of Healy men worked as a General Labourer and 63% of Healy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Healy were Carpenter and Incapacitated. .

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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
    19%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Motor Driver
    4%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    63%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 198,000 census records available for the last name Healy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Healy 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 52,000 immigration records available for the last name Healy. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Healy. For the veterans among your Healy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Healy lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Healy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Healy in 1941 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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