Gainey Family History

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Gainey Name Meaning

Irish (mainly Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Geigheannaigh ‘descendant of Géibheannach’ or Mac Géibheannaigh ‘son of Géibheannach’, a byname meaning ‘fettered’.

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

Similar surnames: Guiney, Carney, Rainey, Cagney, Baines, Gaines, Hainey, Larney

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Gainey Family Origin

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Gainey Family Occupations

What did your Gainey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gainey occupation in Canada was Dressmaker. 100% of Gainey's were Dressmakers.

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  • Dressmaker


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Gainey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gainey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gainey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gainey. 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 Gainey. For the veterans among your Gainey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gainey Life Expectancy

What is the average Gainey lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gainey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gainey in 1950 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

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