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Gorney Name Meaning

English: variant of Gurney. Altered spelling of Polish Gorny. Possibly an altered spelling of German Gornig, Görnig, occupational names for a miner, from Polish góra ‘mountain’.

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


Similar surnames: Gortney, Gorley, Dorney, Gosney, Gurley, Torney, Forney, Horner

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Gorney Family Origin

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Gorney Family Occupations

What did your Gorney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gorney. A less common occupation for the Gorney family was Works At The Rail R.. The most common Gorney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Gorney's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Works At The Rail R.

    10%

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Gorney Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gorney Life Expectancy

What is the average Gorney lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gorney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gorney in 1950 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gorney 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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