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Greeney Surname Meaning

English (Lancashire and Cheshire): nickname from Middle English grene ‘green’ + eie ‘eye’ (Old English grēne + ēage). Americanized form of French Canadian Grenier .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Greenley, Greener, Freeney, Greene, Greenly, Beeney, Greeley, Gedney

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Where is the Greeney family from?

You can see how Greeney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greeney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Greeney families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 26 Greeney families living in Lancashire. This was about 20% of all the recorded Greeney's in United Kingdom. Lancashire and 1 other county had the highest population of Greeney families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Greeney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Greeney ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Electrician and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Greeney. 50% of Greeney men worked as an Electrician and 90% of Greeney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greeney were Plasterer and Incapacitated. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Electrician
    50%
  • Plasterer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    90%
  • Incapacitated
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Greeney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greeney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 585 immigration records available for the last name Greeney. 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 Cards

There are 385 military records available for the last name Greeney. For the veterans among your Greeney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greeney lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Greeney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Greeney in 1957 was 75, and 85 in 2004.

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