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Cheyne Family History

Cheyne Name Meaning

English and Scottish (northeastern Scotland and Shetland): shortened form of Chaney of Norman origin.

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

Similar surnames: Chene, Chesney, Heyde, Cerne, Rhyne, Cheney, Crayne, Cherek, Shean

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Where is the Cheyne family from?

You can see how Cheyne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cheyne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cheyne families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1891 there were 56 Cheyne families living in London. This was about 41% of all the recorded Cheyne's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Cheyne families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cheyne surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cheyne ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Painter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Cheyne. 50% of Cheyne men worked as a Painter and 75% of Cheyne women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cheyne were Pharmacist and Nurse. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Painter
  • Pharmacist

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Cheyne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cheyne 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Cheyne. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Cheyne. For the veterans among your Cheyne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cheyne lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cheyne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Cheyne in 1957 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

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