Berney Family History

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Berney Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Burney. French: from a pet form of Bernard. Jewish (American): from a derivative of the Yiddish personal name Ber.

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

Similar surnames: Berne, Berley, Barney, Birney, Burney, Bergey, Benney, Berner, Berry

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Berney Family Origin

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Berney Family Occupations

What did your Berney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant, Architect & Surveyor and Baronet Landowner Norfolk & Hants were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berney. The most common Berney occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 6% of Berney's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Berney family was Beer Seller & Greengrocer.

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  • Annuitant

  • Architect & Surveyor

  • Baronet Landowner Norfolk & Hants

  • Beer Seller & Greengrocer


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

Berney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Berney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berney 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Berney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Berney. For the veterans among your Berney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berney Life Expectancy

What is the average Berney lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Berney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Berney in 1959 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berney 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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