Birney Family History

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Birney Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Morayshire, recorded in the 13th century as Brennach, probably from Gaelic braonach ‘damp place’. Variant spelling of English or Irish Burney.

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


Similar surnames: Burney, Berney, Binney, Barney, Barley, Tirey, Bires, Viney, Birner

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Birney Family Origin

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Birney Family Occupations

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

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  • Coal Miner

    19%
  • Assistant Jeweller

    5%
  • Collector

    5%
  • Dock Labourer

    5%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Assistant Jeweller and Collector were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birney. A less common occupation for the Birney family was Dock Labourer. The most common Birney occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 19% of Birney's were Coal Miners.

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Birney Historical Records

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Birney Life Expectancy

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