Denny Family History

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Denny Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a pet form of Dennis. English: habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire, most probably named with Old English Dene ‘Dane’ + eg ‘island’. Scottish: habitational name from Denny in Stirlingshire. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhne (see Deeney). Irish (Cork): less frequently, a reduced Anglicization of Gaelic Ó Duineachdha (see Dennehy).

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

Similar surnames: Kenny, Denby, Dean, Jenny, Penny, Denn, Benn, Delay, Dey, Penna

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Denny Family Origin

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Denny Family Occupations

What did your Denny ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Denny. 3% of Denny men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Denny women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Denny were Farm Labourer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Horseman On Farm
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

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

Denny Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 157,000 census records available for the last name Denny. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Denny 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Denny. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Denny. For the veterans among your Denny ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Denny Life Expectancy

What is the average Denny lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Denny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Denny in 1946 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Denny

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