Cheney Family History

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Cheney Name Meaning

English: variant of Chesney. French: habitational name from a place in Yonne, which takes its name from a Romano-Gallic estate, Caniacum ‘estate of a man named Canius’, from the Roman personal name + the locative suffix -acum.

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


Similar surnames: Chancy, Chaney, Cerney, Coveney, Chancey, Chesney, Chenery, Cheng

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Cheney Family Origin

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Cheney Family Occupations

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  • Student

    27%
  • Fisherman

    24%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Not Given

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cheney family was Not Given. Student, Fisherman and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cheney. The most common Cheney occupation in Canada was Student. 27% of Cheney's were Students.

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Cheney Historical Records

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Cheney Life Expectancy

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