Carney Family History

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Carney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catharnaigh ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’. Irish: reduced form of McCarney. Irish: variant of Cairney. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cearnaigh ‘descendant of Cearnach’. Compare Kearney.

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


Similar surnames: Carey, Cagney, Harney, Cairney, Carley, Karney, Carvey, Larney

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Carney Family Origin

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Carney Family Occupations

What did your Carney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Carney. 33% of Carney men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Carney women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carney were Cultivateur and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Labourer
    18%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Cultivateur
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Operator
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%

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

Carney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 207,000 census records available for the last name Carney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carney 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Carney. 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 41,000 military records available for the last name Carney. For the veterans among your Carney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carney Life Expectancy

What is the average Carney lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Carney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Carney in 1940 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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