Cagney Family History

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Cagney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caingnigh ‘descendant of Caingneach’, a personal name meaning ‘pleader’ or a byname for a contentious person.

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

Similar surnames: Carney, Agnew, Heagney, Canny, Cavey, Craney, Calvey, Janey, Nanney

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Cagney Family Origin

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Cagney Family Occupations

What did your Cagney ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bread Baker confectioner Cake Maker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cagney. 13% of Cagney men worked as a Bread Baker confectioner Cake Maker and 28% of Cagney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cagney were Foreman Mechanical Staffs and Elementary School Teacher Lcc

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bread Baker confectioner Cake Maker
  • Court Dressmakers Assistant
  • Electl Enggjunier Draughts
  • Foreman Mechanical Staffs

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Religious Sister
  • Elementary School Teacher Lcc

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cagney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Cagney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cagney 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 Cagney. 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 Cagney. For the veterans among your Cagney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cagney Life Expectancy

What is the average Cagney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cagney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Cagney in 1944 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cagney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cagney 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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