Cerney Family History

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Cerney Name Meaning

Americanized form of Slovenian Cerne (see Cerne), Czech Cerný (see Cerny), or Slovak (Cernej). Americanized form of Cserney, a Hungarian habitational name for someone from a place called Cserne, formerly in Trencsény county, now in Slovakia, or Csernye in Veszprém county. Possibly also English, a habitational name from North and South Cerney or Cerney Wick, all in Gloucestershire, which are named for the Churn river, on which they stand, + Old English ea ‘stream’. The river name is of Celtic origin.

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

Similar surnames: Cerne, Corney, Cerny, Cherney, Berner, Arney, Berkey, Carnley, Cherne

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Cerney Family Origin

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Cerney Family Occupations

What did your Cerney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Jobbing (Blk) Smith and Marine Store DEaler (GS) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cerney. The most common Cerney occupation in the UK was Jobbing (Blk) Smith. 50% of Cerney's were Jobbing (Blk) Smiths.

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  • Jobbing (Blk) Smith

  • Marine Store DEaler (GS)


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Cerney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Cerney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cerney 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 474 immigration records available for the last name Cerney. 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 647 military records available for the last name Cerney. For the veterans among your Cerney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cerney Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Cerney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cerney in 1950 was 54, and 88 in 2004.

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