Farney Family History

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Farney Name Meaning

English and Scottish: of uncertain origin; perhaps a topographic name from Middle English fern ‘fern’ + heye ‘enclosure’, or possibly a habitational name from a minor place so named. Compare Forney, Furney. Variant of German Farner.

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


Similar surnames: Forney, Furney, Darney, Farnes, Marney, Farley, Arney, Barney, Varney

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Farney Family Origin

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Farney Family Occupations

What did your Farney 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 Farney. 20% of Farney men worked as a General Labourer and 43% of Farney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farney were Bread confectioner Motor Dri and Desk Chair Maker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Accountants Cler
    5%
  • Bakerdairyman Heavy Wo
    5%
  • Bread confectioner Motor Dri
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    43%
  • Bar General (public House)
    6%
  • Cotton Spinner
    6%
  • Desk Chair Maker
    6%

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

Farney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Farney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farney 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 881 immigration records available for the last name Farney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Farney. For the veterans among your Farney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farney Life Expectancy

What is the average Farney lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Farney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1960. The average life expectancy for Farney in 1946 was 64, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Farney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farney 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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