Heater Family History

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Heater Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin, possibly a variant of Hayter or Heather.

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

Similar surnames: Heeter, Heter, Heather, Haver, Hamer, Heaster, Hayer, Yeater, Heiter

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Heater Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Heater name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Heater. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Heater Family Origin

Where is the Heater family from?

Heater Family Occupations

What did your Heater ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Heater family was Formerly School Mistress. The most common Heater occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 13% of Heater's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Carter Farm and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heater.

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  • Carpenter

  • Carter Farm

  • Farm Labourer

  • Formerly School Mistress


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Heater ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Heater Historical Records

What Heater family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Heater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heater 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 873 immigration records available for the last name Heater. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Heater. For the veterans among your Heater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heater Life Expectancy

What is the average Heater lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Heater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Heater in 1944 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heater 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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