Heaton Family History

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Heaton Name Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from any of the numerous places so called, for example in Lancashire, Northumberland, and West Yorkshire, from Old English heah ‘high’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. This surname was taken to Ireland in the mid 17th century, and within Ireland is now mainly found in Ulster.

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

Similar surnames: Seaton, Henton, Eaton, Wheaton, Yeaton, Denton, Leaton, Fenton

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Heaton Family Origin

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Heaton Family Occupations

What did your Heaton 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 Heaton. 9% of Heaton men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Heaton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heaton were Cotton Weaver and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Cotton Weaver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

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

Heaton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 181,000 census records available for the last name Heaton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heaton 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Heaton. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Heaton. For the veterans among your Heaton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heaton Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Heaton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heaton in 1940 was 62, and 77 in 2004.

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