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Ney Name Meaning

English: variant of Nye. Irish: reduced form of O’Ney. North German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Neu. The Jewish surname may sometimes be a shortened form of a name such as Neuburger. German: habitational name from a place near Boppard. North German: nickname from Middle Low German ni(g)e, ney(g)e ‘(the) new one’. Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Aarnoud (see Arnold). Dutch (de Ney): variant of Nay 3.

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


Similar surnames: Nay, Hey, Rey, Vey, Fey, Ley, Noy, New, Dey, Neu

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Where is the Ney family from?

You can see how Ney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 64 Ney families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Ney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ney families in 1911.
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What did your Ney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Ney. 75% of Ney 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
    75%
  • Farmes Son
    15%
  • Income
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ney. 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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There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Ney. For the veterans among your Ney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ney lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Ney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Ney in 1948 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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