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Arney Name Meaning

English: perhaps from the Middle English personal name Ernwi (Old English Earnwīg composed of the elements earn ‘eagle’ + wīg ‘battle’). If so the surname shows the unexceptional loss of -w- in the unstressed syllable following -n-. In some cases an Americanized form of German or Swedish Arne . In some cases also an Americanized form of Norwegian Arnøy: habitational name from any of a number of farmsteads named for the islands on which they stand; the original derivation of such names being either from the Old Norse personal name Arni or from ǫrn ‘eagle’ + øy ‘island’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Arne, Adney, Barney, Darney, Abney, Carey, Farney, Arner, Marney

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Where is the Arney family from?

You can see how Arney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 35 Arney families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Arney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Arney families in 1911.
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What did your Arney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Arney. 65% of Arney men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Arney women worked as a Saleslady. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Saleslady
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Passenger Lists

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What is the average Arney lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Arney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Arney in 1946 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

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