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Ganey Family History

Ganey Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Geigheannaigh or Mac Géibheannaigh see Gainey . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain and Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Haney, Gane, Galey, Raney, Bane, Canney, Hafey, Gainey, Garney

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Where is the Ganey family from?

You can see how Ganey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ganey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ganey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Ganey families living in Georgia. This was about 29% of all the recorded Ganey's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Ganey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ganey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ganey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ganey. 27% of Ganey men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Ganey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ganey were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Ganey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ganey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ganey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Ganey lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ganey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ganey in 1956 was 64, and 82 in 2004.

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