Chaney Family History

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Chaney Name Meaning

English: variant of Chesney. French: habitational name from any of the various places called Chanet or Le Chanet, from Latin canna ‘reed’ + the suffix -etum denoting an inhabitant.

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


Similar surnames: Cheney, Chancey, Chancy, Haney, Charney, Chandley, Hanley, Cheaney

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Chaney Family Origin

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Chaney Family Occupations

What did your Chaney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Chaney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Chaney's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chaney. A less common occupation for the Chaney family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Labourer

    25%
  • Cabinet Maker

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chaney ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chaney Historical Records

What Chaney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chaney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chaney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Chaney

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Chaney. 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 Chaney. For the veterans among your Chaney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chaney Life Expectancy

What is the average Chaney lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Chaney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Chaney in 1940 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chaney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chaney 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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