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Cagney Family History

Cagney Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caingnigh ‘descendant of Caingneach’ a personal name meaning ‘pleader’ or a byname for a contentious person.

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


Similar surnames: Carney, Agnew, Heagney, Canny, Cavey, Craney, Calvey, Janey, Nanney

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Where is the Cagney family from?

You can see how Cagney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cagney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Cagney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 46 Cagney families living in Missouri. This was about 21% of all the recorded Cagney's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Cagney families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cagney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cagney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cagney. 28% of Cagney men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Cagney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cagney were Supervisor and Stenographer. .

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Supervisor
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Secretary
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Cagney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cagney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Cagney in 1944 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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