Berney Family History

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Berney Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Burney. French: from a pet form of Bernard. Jewish (American): from a derivative of the Yiddish personal name Ber.

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

Similar surnames: Berne, Berley, Barney, Birney, Burney, Bergey, Benney, Berner, Berry

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Berney Family Origin

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Berney Family Occupations

What did your Berney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Fitter were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Berney. 22% of Berney men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Berney women worked as a Fitter. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berney were Clerk and School Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Chair Maker
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Fitter
  • Operator
  • Salesman
  • School Teacher

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

Berney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Berney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berney 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Berney. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Berney. For the veterans among your Berney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berney Life Expectancy

What is the average Berney lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Berney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Berney in 1959 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berney 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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