Chesney Family History

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Chesney Name Meaning

English, northern Irish, and French: topographic name for someone who lived by or in an oak wood, from Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’.

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


Similar surnames: Cheyne, Chene, Cheney, Chesley, Charney, Cerney, Cherney, Hesley

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Chesney Family Origin

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Chesney Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • School

    16%
  • Cooper

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

In 1881, the most common Chesney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Chesney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chesney family was Laborer. Farmer, School and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chesney.

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Chesney Historical Records

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Chesney Life Expectancy

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