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Cheney Family History

Cheney Name Meaning
English: variant of Chesney.French: habitational name from a place in Yonne, which takes its name from a Romano-Gallic estate, Caniacum ‘estate of a man named Canius’, from the Roman personal name + the locative suffix -acum.

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

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15,168 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Cheney Families

  • Number of Cheney families
     76 - 149
     26 - 75
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Cheney last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cheney Family Origin

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Cheney Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Cheney Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Cheney census records

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Military Service by Cheney

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