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Chene Name Meaning

French (Chêne): from Old French chesne ‘oak’ (from Late Latin caxinus) hence a topographic name denoting someone who lived near a conspicuous oak tree or in an oak wood or a habitational name from (Le) Chêne the name of several places in various parts of France. Compare Dechene and Duchene . Altered form of French Chesne a variant of 1 above or a habitational name from (Le) Chesne the name of several places in the northern part of France. English (of Norman origin): variant of Cheyne .

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

Similar surnames: Cheyne, Cheney, Chen, Chinn, Cherek, Hege, Cheek, Chino, Schenk

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Where is the Chene family from?

You can see how Chene families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chene family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chene families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 10 Chene families living in Shropshire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Chene's in United Kingdom. Shropshire had the highest population of Chene families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chene surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chene ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Chene. 100% of Chene women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chene. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chene census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 888 immigration records available for the last name Chene. 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 Cards

There are 579 military records available for the last name Chene. For the veterans among your Chene ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chene lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Chene life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Chene in 1963 was 60, and 87 in 2003.

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