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 Family Origin

Where is the Cherney family from?

Cherney Family Occupations

What did your Cherney ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Boot shoe Edge Trimmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cherney. 10% of Cherney men worked as a Boot shoe Edge Trimmer and 35% of Cherney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cherney were Coal Yard Bagger Heavy Worker and Cashier In Furniture Stores

View Census data for Cherney | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Boot shoe Edge Trimmer
  • Centre Laths Turner
  • Clerk (wholesale Tea Dealers)
  • Coal Yard Bagger Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Beauty Culture Expert
  • Boot shoe Cleaning
  • Cashier In Furniture Stores

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

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