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Magness Family History

Magness Name Meaning
English or Irish: probably a variant of Magnus.

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

125,846 Historical Documents with Magness on Ancestry.com
20,549 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,976 Military Records
829 Immigration Records
14,390 Census and Voter Lists
87,102 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Magness Families

  • Number of Magness families
     36 - 70
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Magness families
     23 - 44
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Magness families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Magness census records

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Magness Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Magness families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Magness Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Magness families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Magness

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Magness Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Magness census records

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Magness Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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