Kerney Family History

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Kerney Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Kearney.

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

Similar surnames: Kernes, Keaney, Kerley, Keeney, Carney, Karney, Kenney, Seeney

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Kerney Family Origin

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Kerney Family Occupations

What did your Kerney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kerney occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Kerney's were Labourers. Labourer, Char Woman and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kerney. A less common occupation for the Kerney family was Chemist Employing 2 Men & One Boy.

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  • Labourer

  • Char Woman

  • Charwoman

  • Chemist Employing 2 Men & One Boy


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

Kerney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Kerney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kerney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Kerney

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kerney. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kerney. For the veterans among your Kerney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kerney Life Expectancy

What is the average Kerney lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kerney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Kerney in 1962 was 53, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kerney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kerney 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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