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Haney Name Meaning

English and Scottish: probably a variant of Hanney. Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McHaney. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Hanøy, a habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named, from Old Norse haðna ‘young nanny-goat’ or hani ‘cock’ (probably indicating a crag or mountain resembling a cock’s comb in shape) + øy ‘island’. Jewish (American): Americanized form of various like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish names.

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


Similar surnames: Hanley, Hanney, Havey, Baney, Chaney, Haner, Heaney, Hanen, Haley

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Where is the Haney family from?

You can see how Haney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 246 Haney families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Haney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Haney families in 1911.
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What did your Haney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Haney. 51% of Haney men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Haney women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haney were Carpenter and Income.

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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
    51%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Operator
    17%
  • Income
    17%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Haney. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Haney. For the veterans among your Haney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haney lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Haney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Haney in 1941 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

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