Harney Family History

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Harney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAthairne ‘descendant of Athairne’, a personal name from athardha ‘paternal’, which was borne by a famous Old Irish satirist.

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

Similar surnames: Harvey, Harley, Hartney, Carney, Hurney, Hanley, Barney, Arney, Haney

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Harney Family Origin

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Harney Family Occupations

What did your Harney 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 Harney. 22% of Harney men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Harney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harney were House Decorator painter and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Carpenter joiner
  • House Decorator
  • House Decorator painter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
  • Housekeeper
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Harney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Harney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harney 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 Harney. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Harney. For the veterans among your Harney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harney Life Expectancy

What is the average Harney lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Harney in 1942 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harney 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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