History of your Surname
Get access to Pornay family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Pornay Family History

Pornay Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Torney, Hornby, Dorney, Corney, Horney, Gorny, Forney, Gorney, Hornak

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Pornay family from?

Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pornay surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
Family Insights Distribution Map

What did your Pornay ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pornay ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

What Pornay family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pornay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pornay census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Pornay

Passenger Lists

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Pornay. 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.

View all Pornay immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pornay. For the veterans among your Pornay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Pornay military records

You've only scratched the surface of Pornay family history

Discover More

What is the average Pornay lifespan?

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Pornay family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Pornay last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial