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Origins of the Heather surname

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About the Heathers

We have a total number of 18752 records for people with the last name Heather.

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Where do most Heathers live?

In 1921, most Heathers lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Heathers

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 16,700 records for the Heather surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Heathers most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Heathers.

What are the most common Heather first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Heather family members

Common jobs for Heathers

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Heathers in 1921
Laundress

101

Dressmaker

83

Domestic Servant

55

General Servant Domestic

52

General Servant

44

Common Male occupations for Heathers in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

107

Carpenter

81

General Labourer

58

Bricklayer

52

Gardener

49

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