Haney Family History

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Haney Name Meaning

English and Scottish: probably a variant of Hanney. Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McHaney. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Hanøy, a habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named, from Old Norse haðna ‘young nanny-goat’ or hani ‘cock’ (probably indicating a crag or mountain resembling a cock’s comb in shape) + øy ‘island’. Jewish (American): Americanized form of various like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish names.

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

Similar surnames: Hanley, Hanney, Havey, Baney, Chaney, Haner, Heaney, Hanen, Haley

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Haney Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Haney name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Haney. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Haney Family Origin

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Haney Family Occupations

What did your Haney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Haney family was Bailiff In Charge (Ag). Labourer, Plasterer and Ag. Lab. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haney. The most common Haney occupation in the UK was Labourer. 14% of Haney's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Plasterer

  • Ag. Lab.

  • Bailiff In Charge (Ag)


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

Haney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 131,000 census records available for the last name Haney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haney 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Haney. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Haney. For the veterans among your Haney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Haney Life Expectancy

What is the average Haney lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Haney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Haney in 1941 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Haney 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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