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

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Labourer

    25%
  • Cabinet Maker

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    13%

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

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Chaney Historical Records

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Chaney Life Expectancy

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