Heaney Family History

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Heaney Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉighnigh ‘descendant of Éighneach’ (see Heagney). Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉanna ‘descendant of Éanna’, a very common personal name of uncertain meaning. It was borne by various early saints, most notably St Éanna of Aran. The name has been erroneously understood as containing the element éan ‘bird’ and as a result the surname was sometimes Anglicized as Bird.

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


Similar surnames: Heagney, Devaney, Hanley, Haney, Heavey, Healey, Meaney, Teaney

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Heaney Family Origin

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Heaney Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Labourer In Iron Works

    3%
  • Engine Fitter

    2%
  • General Laborer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Heaney family was General Laborer. Labourer, Labourer In Iron Works and Engine Fitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heaney. The most common Heaney occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Heaney's were Labourers.

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Heaney Historical Records

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Heaney Life Expectancy

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Famous Heaney Family

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