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Dolney Family History

Dolney Name Meaning

Americanized form of Polish Dolny: from the adjective dolny ‘lower’ applied as a topographic name for someone who lived in the lower part of a settlement.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Dorney, Olney, Downey, Disney, Folley, Dorsey, Dorner, Gosney, Looney

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Where is the Dolney family from?

You can see how Dolney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dolney family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Dolney families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Dolney families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 83% of all the recorded Dolney's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Dolney families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dolney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dolney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dolney. 30% of Dolney men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Dolney women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dolney were New Worker and Maid. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dolney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dolney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 93 immigration records available for the last name Dolney. 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 Cards

There are 229 military records available for the last name Dolney. For the veterans among your Dolney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dolney lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dolney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dolney in 1963 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

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