Adney Family History

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Adney Name Meaning

habitational name from Adeney in Shropshire, named in Old English as Eadwynna ey ‘island of a woman called Eadwynn’. English: from a Middle English pet form of Adam. Forms such as Adenet, Adinot, Addy, and Adey are all well attested. Possibly an Americanized spelling of Norwegian Aadnøy, a habitational name from a farmstead so named, from Old Norse {o,}rn ‘eagle’ + øy ‘island’.

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

Similar surnames: Arney, Abney, Radney, Sidney, Adey, Olney, Alley, Adley, Tawney

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Adney Family Origin

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Adney Family Occupations

What did your Adney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Adney. A less common occupation for the Adney family was Miller. The most common Adney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Adney's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Miller


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Adney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Adney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 317 immigration records available for the last name Adney. 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 Card

There are 767 military records available for the last name Adney. For the veterans among your Adney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Adney Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Adney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Adney in 1959 was 55, and 63 in 2004.

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