Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Worldwide occurrences of the HERITAGE surname will be researched, though at present I mostly have England and Wales data entries.
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For the meaning of the surname I quote from Celia Heritage's web site
"My own surname, Heritage, is a good example. Most surname dictionaries define it as referring to someone who inherited land from an ancestor, rather than holding land from the lord. Most give its origin as ‘Old French’. Yet there is no similar surname on the continent, which is strange. A more likely interpretation is that it derives from the Old English word heretoga which originally meant a war leader, but by the time the surname evolved probably referred to a local community leader."
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699 individuals with the name of Heritage were recorded in the 1841 Census, which by the time of the 1911 Census had risen to 1656
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