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Adney Name Meaning

habitational name from Adeney in Shropshire, named in Old English as Eadwynna ey ‘island of a woman called Eadwynn’. English: from a Middle English pet form of Adam. Forms such as Adenet, Adinot, Addy, and Adey are all well attested. Possibly an Americanized spelling of Norwegian Aadnøy, a habitational name from a farmstead so named, from Old Norse {o,}rn ‘eagle’ + øy ‘island’.

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


Similar surnames: Arney, Abney, Radney, Sidney, Adey, Olney, Alley, Adley, Tawney

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You can see how Adney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Adney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Adney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Adney families living in Alberta. This was about 43% of all the recorded Adney's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Adney families in 1911.
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What did your Adney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Student was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Adney. 50% of Adney men worked as a Student. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Student
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Adney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 317 immigration records available for the last name Adney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 767 military records available for the last name Adney. For the veterans among your Adney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Adney lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Adney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Adney in 1959 was 55, and 63 in 2004.

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