Arney Family History

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Arney Name Meaning

Americanized form of the Scandinavian and North German surname Arne or of some other name with arn ‘eagle’ as a first element. Perhaps an altered form of Norwegian Arnøy, a habitational name from any of a number of farmsteads named for the islands on which they stand; the original derivation of such names being either from the Old Norse personal name Arni, or from {o,}rn ‘eagle’ + øy ‘island’.

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

Similar surnames: Arne, Adney, Barney, Darney, Abney, Carey, Farney, Arner, Marney

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Arney Family Origin

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Arney Family Occupations

What did your Arney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Annuitant and Harness Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arney. The most common Arney occupation in the UK was Farmer. 17% of Arney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Arney family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Harness Maker

  • Tailor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Arney ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Arney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Arney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Arney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Arney. For the veterans among your Arney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arney Life Expectancy

What is the average Arney lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Arney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Arney in 1946 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arney ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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