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Greeney Family History

Greeney Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Greenhalgh.

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


Similar surnames: Greenley, Greener, Freeney, Greene, Greenly, Beeney, Greeley, Gedney

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Where is the Greeney family from?

You can see how Greeney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greeney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Greeney families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 9 Greeney families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Greeney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Greeney families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Greeney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Greeney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Greeney. 30% of Greeney men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Greeney women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greeney were Attendant and Stenographer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Attendant
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Greeney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greeney 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 585 immigration records available for the last name Greeney. 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 385 military records available for the last name Greeney. For the veterans among your Greeney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greeney lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Greeney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Greeney in 1957 was 75, and 85 in 2004.

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