Heatley Family History

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Heatley Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places so called, of which the most significant is in Cheshire. The place name is derived from Old English h?ð ‘heath’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Healey, Headley, Hatley, Heasley, Wheatley, Hanley, Bentley, Harley

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Heatley Family Origin

Where is the Heatley family from?

Heatley Family Occupations

What did your Heatley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Heatley family was Retired Farmer. The most common Heatley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Heatley's were Farmers. Farmer, Bricklayer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heatley.

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  • Farmer

  • Bricklayer

  • Carpenter

  • Retired Farmer


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

Heatley Historical Records

What Heatley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Heatley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heatley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heatley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Heatley. For the veterans among your Heatley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heatley Life Expectancy

What is the average Heatley lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Heatley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Heatley in 1949 was 76, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heatley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heatley 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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