Looney Family History

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Looney Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luanaigh ‘descendant of Luanach’, a personal name derived from luan ‘warrior’. Compare Lane 3 and Lamb 3. Woulfe distinguishes the Munster name Ó Luanaigh from the Ulster name Ó Luinigh, whence Lunney. However, many of the Anglicizations are the same.

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

Similar surnames: Cooney, Mooney, Clooney, Rooney, Downey, Toomey, Moroney, Looby

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Looney Family Origin

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Looney Family Occupations

What did your Looney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Lead Miner, Farmer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Looney. The most common Looney occupation in the UK was Lead Miner. 5% of Looney's were Lead Miners. A less common occupation for the Looney family was Labourer.

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  • Lead Miner

  • Farmer

  • Joiner

  • Labourer


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Looney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Looney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Looney 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Looney. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Looney. For the veterans among your Looney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Looney Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Looney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Looney in 1942 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Looney 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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