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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

1,507,116 Historical Documents with Cheney on Ancestry
140,076 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
16,009 Military Records
7,344 Immigration Records
94,790 Census and Voter Lists
1,248,897 Member Trees

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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

Cheney census records

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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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