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Arney Name Meaning

Americanized form of the Scandinavian and North German surname Arne or of some other name with arn ‘eagle’ as a first element. Perhaps an altered form of Norwegian Arnøy, a habitational name from any of a number of farmsteads named for the islands on which they stand; the original derivation of such names being either from the Old Norse personal name Arni, or from {o,}rn ‘eagle’ + øy ‘island’.

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


Similar surnames: Arne, Adney, Barney, Darney, Abney, Carey, Farney, Arner, Marney

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Where is the Arney family from?

You can see how Arney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Arney families living in Indiana. This was about 27% of all the recorded Arney's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Arney families in 1840.
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What did your Arney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arney. 23% of Arney men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Arney women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arney were Carpenter 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
    23%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Arney. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Arney. For the veterans among your Arney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arney lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Arney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Arney in 1946 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

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