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The ancestors of the Heaps family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Lancashire.

Heaps Early Origins



The surname Heaps was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Heaps Spelling Variations


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Heaps Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Heaps were recorded, including Heap, Heaps and others.

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Heaps Early History


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Heaps Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heaps research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heaps History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heaps Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heaps Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heaps Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Heaps arrived in North America very early:

Heaps Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Heaps, who arrived in New York in 1831
  • David Heaps, aged 19, landed in New York in 1864

Heaps Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Cyrus Heaps, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"

Heaps Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward John Heaps arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heaps (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heaps (post 1700)



  • Jake Heaps (b. 1991), American football quarterback
  • Jay Heaps (b. 1976), former American soccer player
  • William J. Heaps, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1914
  • Stanley A. Heaps (1880-1962), English architect
  • Imogen Jennifer Jane Heaps (b. 1977), Grammy Award-winning English singer, composer and songwriter
  • Adrian A. Heaps (b. 1954), Canadian politician
  • Abraham Albert Heaps (1885-1954), Canadian politician and labour leader

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Heaps Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heaps Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 March 2016 at 04:09.

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