Cheyne Family History

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Cheyne Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a conspicuous oak tree, or in an oak wood, from Old French chesne ‘oak’.

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


Similar surnames: Chene, Chesney, Heyde, Cerne, Rhyne, Cheney, Crayne, Cherek, Shean

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Cheyne Family Origin

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Cheyne Family Occupations

What did your Cheyne ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cheyne family was Machinist. The most common Cheyne occupation in Canada was Going To School. 33% of Cheyne's were Going To Schools. Going To School, Farmer and Son, Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cheyne.

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  • Going To School

    33%
  • Farmer

    21%
  • Son, Going To School

    8%
  • Machinist

    5%

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

Cheyne Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

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

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Cheyne Life Expectancy

What is the average Cheyne lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cheyne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Cheyne in 1957 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cheyne

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cheyne 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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