Chene Name Meaning

French (Chêne): from Old French chesne ‘oak’ (Late Latin caxinus), hence a topographic name denoting someone who lived near a conspicuous oak tree or in an oak wood, or perhaps occasionally a nickname for a man with a ‘heart of oak’.

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


Similar surnames: Cheyne, Cheney, Chen, Chinn, Cherek, Hege, Cheek, Chino, Schenk

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Chene Family Origin

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Chene Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Labourer

    13%
  • Min...Sier

    13%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Chene family was Min...Sier. Cultivateur, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chene. The most common Chene occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 13% of Chene's were Cultivateurs.

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Chene Historical Records

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Chene Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2003, Chene life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Chene in 1963 was 60, and 87 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chene

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