Darney Family History

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Darney Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. French: habitational name from a place so named in Vosges or from Darney-aux-Chênes in the canton of Châtenois. In some cases it may be an altered spelling of the French surname Darné, a habitational name, with the preposition d(e), for someone from Arné in Hautes Pyrénées.

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

Similar surnames: Dorney, Arney, Farney, Dabney, Barney, Darley, Marney, Darsey, Disney

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Darney Family Origin

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Darney Family Occupations

What did your Darney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Cabinet Maker and Cellarman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Darney. The most common Darney occupation in the UK was Labourer. 10% of Darney's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Darney family was Elementary School Master.

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  • Labourer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Cellarman

  • Elementary School Master


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

Darney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Darney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Darney 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 734 immigration records available for the last name Darney. 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 607 military records available for the last name Darney. For the veterans among your Darney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Darney Life Expectancy

What is the average Darney lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Darney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Darney in 1955 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Darney 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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