Heyes Family History

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Heyes Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant spelling of Hayes.

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

Similar surnames: Heys, Heyer, Heye, Hoyes, Hewes, Hayes, Leyes, Keyes, Hoye, Heyne

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Heyes Family Origin

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Heyes Family Occupations

What did your Heyes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Cotton Weaver and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heyes. The most common Heyes occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 18% of Heyes's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Heyes family was Housekeeper.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Farmer

  • Housekeeper


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

Heyes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Heyes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heyes 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Heyes. 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 Heyes. For the veterans among your Heyes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heyes Life Expectancy

What is the average Heyes lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Heyes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Heyes in 1962 was 73, and 90 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heyes 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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