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Gedney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire, probably so named from an Old English personal name G?da or Gydda (genitive -n) + eg ‘island’.

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

Similar surnames: Sidney, Rodney, Medley, Gidley, Gosney, Henney, Cerney, Godley, Edney

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Where is the Gedney family from?

You can see how Gedney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gedney family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gedney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Gedney families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 69% of all the recorded Gedney's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Gedney families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gedney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gedney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Gedney. 100% of Gedney men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gedney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gedney 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 932 immigration records available for the last name Gedney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gedney. For the veterans among your Gedney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gedney lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gedney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gedney in 1950 was 35, and 67 in 2004.

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