Heap Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Heap Name Meaning: Originates from the Anglo-Saxon word 'heap' which meant hill or mound.

Originates from the Anglo-Saxon word 'heap' meaning hill or mound, which became popular after the Norman Conquest. A name which may have been given to someone who lived near or on a hill. Also a popular surname in Lancashire where there is a place known as 'Heap Bridge'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Heap Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Heap family

Profession Census Frequency
Cotton Weaver 117
Weaver 86
Labourer 58
Farmer 45
Female Servant 40
Independent 32
Agricultural Labourer 30
Worsted Weaver 24
Wool Comber 22
Cotton Spinner 19
Silk Weaver 19
Woollen Weaver 17
Calico Printer 16
Male Servant 15
Cotton Piecer 13
Weaver Cotton 13
Shoe Maker 12
Stone Mason 12
Dress Maker 11
Power Loom Weaver 11
Independant 10
Carter 8
Clothier 8
Ag Lab 8
Cotton Carder 8

Heap Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Hope 25% 63,180
2 Heap 100% 34,953
3 Heape 80% 1,502
4 Hoope 40% 690
5 Hoop 50% 404
6 Heep 75% 386
7 Hape 50% 267
8 Hop 50% 166

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The surname Heap is the 2nd most popular variant of Hope.

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