Heath Family History

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Heath Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath (Middle English hethe, Old English h?ð) or a habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire, named with this word. The same word also denoted heather, the characteristic plant of heathland areas. This surname has also been established in Dublin since the late 16th century.

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

Similar surnames: Leath, Hatch, Hearn, Leach, Beach, Bath, Reach, Dearth, Heaphy

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Heath Family Origin

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Heath Family Occupations

What did your Heath 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 Heath. 7% of Heath men worked as a General Labourer and 65% of Heath women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heath were Dairy Farmer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer
  • Dairy Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

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

Heath Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 550,000 census records available for the last name Heath. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heath 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 40,000 immigration records available for the last name Heath. 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 73,000 military records available for the last name Heath. For the veterans among your Heath ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heath Life Expectancy

What is the average Heath lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Heath life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Heath in 1940 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heath 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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