Farney Family History

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Farney Name Meaning

English and Scottish: of uncertain origin; perhaps a topographic name from Middle English fern ‘fern’ + heye ‘enclosure’, or possibly a habitational name from a minor place so named. Compare Forney, Furney. Variant of German Farner.

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

Similar surnames: Forney, Furney, Darney, Farnes, Marney, Farley, Arney, Barney, Varney

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Farney Family Origin

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Farney Family Occupations

What did your Farney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farney. A less common occupation for the Farney family was Boiler Maker. The most common Farney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Farney's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Laborer

  • Boiler Maker


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

Farney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Farney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farney 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 881 immigration records available for the last name Farney. 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 Farney. For the veterans among your Farney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Farney Life Expectancy

What is the average Farney lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Farney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1960. The average life expectancy for Farney in 1946 was 64, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Farney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farney 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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