Adney Name Meaning

habitational name from Adeney in Shropshire, named in Old English as Eadwynna ey ‘island of a woman called Eadwynn’. English: from a Middle English pet form of Adam. Forms such as Adenet, Adinot, Addy, and Adey are all well attested. Possibly an Americanized spelling of Norwegian Aadnøy, a habitational name from a farmstead so named, from Old Norse {o,}rn ‘eagle’ + øy ‘island’.

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


Similar surnames: Arney, Abney, Radney, Sidney, Adey, Olney, Alley, Adley, Tawney

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Adney Family Origin

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Adney Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Adney occupation in the UK was Farmer. 24% of Adney's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and (Commercial Clerk Leather) & Tobacconist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Adney. A less common occupation for the Adney family was Bookkeeper.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Annuitant

    12%
  • (Commercial Clerk Leather) & Tobacconist

    6%
  • Bookkeeper

    6%

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Adney Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, Adney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Adney in 1959 was 55, and 63 in 2004.

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