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Gurney Family History

Gurney Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in France named Gournay, notably Gournay-en-Brai in Seine-Maritime.

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

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118,120 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,733 Military Records
8,153 Immigration Records
85,908 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Gurney Families

  • Number of Gurney families
     77 - 151
     26 - 76
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gurney families
     284 - 565
     95 - 283
     1 - 94
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gurney families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gurney Family Origin

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Gurney Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gurney

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Gurney Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Gurney Civil War Service Records

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