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Hurney Family History

Hurney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of a Gaelic name, possibly Ó hUrnaidhe ‘descendant of Urnaidhe’, though MacLysaght considers this to be doubtful.

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


Similar surnames: Harney, Hurley, Burney, Murley, Harley, Hulvey, Tunney, Hussey

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Where is the Hurney family from?

You can see how Hurney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hurney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hurney families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Hurney families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Hurney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hurney families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hurney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hurney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hurney. 35% of Hurney men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Hurney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hurney were Farmer and Operator.

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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
    35%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Operator
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hurney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hurney 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 583 immigration records available for the last name Hurney. 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 446 military records available for the last name Hurney. For the veterans among your Hurney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hurney lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hurney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hurney in 1954 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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