Cooney Family History

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Cooney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuana ‘descendant of Cuana’, a personal name either based on cú ‘hound’ or derived from cuanna ‘elegant’, ‘comely’.

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


Similar surnames: Cloney, Looney, Mooney, Cooley, Clooney, Rooney, Croney, Toomey

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Cooney Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cooney name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland

    44%

  • England & Wales

    32%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • France

    3%

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Cooney Family Origin

Where is the Cooney family from?

Cooney Family Occupations

What did your Cooney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cooney occupation in the UK was Labourer. 12% of Cooney's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Hawker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cooney. A less common occupation for the Cooney family was Charwoman.

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  • Labourer

    12%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Hawker

    3%
  • Charwoman

    2%

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

Cooney Historical Records

What Cooney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 121,000 census records available for the last name Cooney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cooney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Cooney. 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 Card

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Cooney. For the veterans among your Cooney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cooney Life Expectancy

What is the average Cooney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cooney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cooney in 1944 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cooney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cooney 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.

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