Erney Family History

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Erney Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Erne. It is heavily concentrated in PA.

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

Similar surnames: Erny, Arney, Bergey, Behney, Egley, Yaney, Ensey, Kerley, Berney

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Erney Family Origin

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Erney Family Occupations

What did your Erney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Erney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Erney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Erney family was Cigar Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Teacher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Erney.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Teacher

  • Cigar Maker


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

Erney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Erney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erney 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 238 immigration records available for the last name Erney. 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 577 military records available for the last name Erney. For the veterans among your Erney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Erney Life Expectancy

What is the average Erney lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Erney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Erney in 1960 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Erney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Erney 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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