Cairney Family History

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Cairney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceithearnaigh ‘descendant of the foot soldier (Gaelic ceithearnach)’.

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


Similar surnames: Carney, Carey, Cagney, Gainey, Harney, Rainey, Carley, Karney, Hainey

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Cairney Family Origin

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Cairney Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    10%
  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Ag. Lab.

    2%
  • Coke Burner

    2%

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cairney family was Coke Burner. Labourer, Coal Miner and Ag. Lab. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cairney. The most common Cairney occupation in the UK was Labourer. 10% of Cairney's were Labourers.

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Cairney Historical Records

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Cairney Life Expectancy

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