Deeney Family History

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Deeney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhne ‘descendant of Duibhne’, a byname from duibhne ‘disagreeable’, ‘ill-tempered’. Compare Peoples.

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


Similar surnames: Feeney, Deeley, Delaney, Feeley, Downey, Denny, Devaney, Deere

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Deeney Family Origin

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Deeney Family Occupations

What did your Deeney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Deeney. 14% of Deeney men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Deeney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deeney were Mechanic and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Mechanic
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Deeney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Deeney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deeney 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 887 immigration records available for the last name Deeney. 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 798 military records available for the last name Deeney. For the veterans among your Deeney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deeney Life Expectancy

What is the average Deeney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Deeney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Deeney in 1944 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Deeney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deeney 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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