Cherney Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Cherney Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Czech Cerný (see Cerny), Ukrainian Cernej, or some other Slavic name meaning ‘black’, probably denoting someone with a swarthy complexion or dark hair.

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

Similar surnames: Cherny, Churney, Cherne, Cerney, Chorney, Cerny, Chernesky, Cerne

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Cherney Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cherney name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cherney. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Cherney Family Origin

Where is the Cherney family from?

Cherney Family Occupations

What did your Cherney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Beer Retailer and Boot Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cherney. The most common Cherney occupation in the UK was Beer Retailer. 50% of Cherney's were Beer Retailers.

View Census data for Cherney | Data not to scale

  • Beer Retailer

  • Boot Maker


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

Cherney Historical Records

What Cherney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cherney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cherney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Cherney

Passenger List

There are 819 immigration records available for the last name Cherney. 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.

View all Cherney immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cherney. For the veterans among your Cherney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Cherney military records

You've only scratched the surface of Cherney family history.

Cherney Life Expectancy

What is the average Cherney lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cherney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Cherney in 1945 was 24, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cherney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cherney 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.

Famous Cherney Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name