Cheyney Family History

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Cheyney Name Meaning

English: variant of Chesney.

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


Similar surnames: Cheney, Cheaney, Chaney, Heyne, Cheyne, Heney, Chesney, Chancey

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Cheyney Family Origin

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Cheyney Family Occupations

What did your Cheyney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cheyney family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cheyney. The most common Cheyney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Cheyney's were Farmers.

View Census data for Cheyney | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    46%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Book Keeper

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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

Cheyney Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Cheyney

Passenger List

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

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Cheyney Life Expectancy

What is the average Cheyney lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Cheyney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Cheyney in 1953 was 42, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cheyney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cheyney 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.

Famous Cheyney Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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