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Guiney Surname Meaning

Irish (Cork and Down): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Géibheannaigh ‘son of Géibheannach’ from géibheannach ‘fettered’. See also Keaveny . In counties Kerry and Cork the name may possibly be a corruption of Ó Géibheannaigh.

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


Similar surnames: Gainey, Sliney, Graney, Ginley, Ginty, Tunney, Guinan, Quinney

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Where is the Guiney family from?

You can see how Guiney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guiney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Guiney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 15 Guiney families living in London. This was about 26% of all the recorded Guiney's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Guiney families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Guiney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Guiney ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Guiney. 89% of Guiney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    89%
  • Librarian
    12%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Guiney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guiney 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Guiney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Guiney. For the veterans among your Guiney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guiney lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Guiney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Guiney in 1942 was 68, and 83 in 2004.

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