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Baney Family History

Baney Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English bani ‘bony’, from Old English ban ‘bone’. Compare Bain 2. Americanized spelling of south German and Swiss Bä(h)ni, from a pet form of the personal name Bernhard.

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

Similar surnames: Barney, Yaney, Haney, Bane, Baker, Janey, Banes, Basel, Aney, Babey

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Where is the Baney family from?

You can see how Baney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Baney families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Baney families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 55% of all the recorded Baney's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Baney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Baney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Baney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Baney. 26% of Baney men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Baney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baney were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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
  • Labor
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Baney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baney 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 Baney. 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 Baney. For the veterans among your Baney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baney lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Baney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Baney in 1946 was 42, and 66 in 2004.

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