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Raney Family History

Raney Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of Rainey.

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


Similar surnames: Ranney, Reaney, Reney, Haney, Ganey, Rainey, Draney, Roney, Kanney

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Where is the Raney family from?

You can see how Raney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Raney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 80 Raney families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Raney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Raney families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Raney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Raney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Raney. 54% of Raney men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Raney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raney were Income and Student.

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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
    54%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Income
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Income
    23%
  • Student
    23%
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What Raney family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Raney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raney 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Raney. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Raney. For the veterans among your Raney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Raney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Raney in 1944 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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