Chaney Family History

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Chaney Name Meaning

English: variant of Chesney. French: habitational name from any of the various places called Chanet or Le Chanet, from Latin canna ‘reed’ + the suffix -etum denoting an inhabitant.

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


Similar surnames: Cheney, Chancey, Chancy, Haney, Charney, Chandley, Hanley, Cheaney

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Chaney Family Origin

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Chaney Family Occupations

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, the most common Chaney occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Chaney's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Chaney family was Annuitant. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chaney.

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Chaney Historical Records

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Chaney Life Expectancy

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