Journey Family History

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Journey Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly of French origin (see 2). Compare Jurney. Anglicized spelling of French Journet or Journée, from Old French jornee, a measure of land representing an area that could be ploughed in a day; hence a name for someone who owned or worked such an area.

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


Similar surnames: Dorney, Courtney, Mourey, Burney, Torney, Furney, Forney, Bourne

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Journey Family Origin

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Journey Family Occupations

What did your Journey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Journey. 8% of Journey men worked as a Builders General Labourer and 27% of Journey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Journey were Colliery Hewer Underground (heavy Worker and Domestic Duties Unpaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders General Labourer
    8%
  • Carman
    8%
  • Clerk Fruit Trade
    8%
  • Colliery Hewer Underground (heavy Worker
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    27%
  • Unpaid Domestic Wor
    14%
  • Art Silk Winder
    7%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    7%

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

Journey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Journey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Journey 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 370 immigration records available for the last name Journey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Journey. For the veterans among your Journey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Journey Life Expectancy

What is the average Journey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Journey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Journey in 1953 was 54, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Journey

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