Graney Family History

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Graney Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Raighne ‘son of Raighne’, a pet form of Raghnall. MacLysaght describes this as a north Ulster name which is sometimes changed to Grant. Possibly a respelling of Swiss German Gräni, of unexplained origin.

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

Similar surnames: Greaney, Craney, Glancy, Graley, Franey, Gray, Arney, Graven, Rabey

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Graney Family Origin

Where is the Graney family from?

Graney Family Occupations

What did your Graney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Graney occupation in the UK was Hawker. 16% of Graney's were Hawkers. Hawker, Labourer and Dock Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Graney. A less common occupation for the Graney family was Bricklayers "Lab".

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  • Hawker

  • Labourer

  • Dock Laborer

  • Bricklayers "Lab"


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

Graney Historical Records

What Graney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Graney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graney 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Graney. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Graney. For the veterans among your Graney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Graney Life Expectancy

What is the average Graney lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Graney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Graney in 1958 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Graney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Graney 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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