Cairney Family History

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Cairney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceithearnaigh ‘descendant of the foot soldier (Gaelic ceithearnach)’.

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

Similar surnames: Carney, Carey, Cagney, Gainey, Harney, Rainey, Carley, Karney, Hainey

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Cairney Family Origin

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Cairney Family Occupations

What did your Cairney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cairney occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 100% of Cairney's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House


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Cairney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cairney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cairney 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cairney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cairney. For the veterans among your Cairney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cairney Life Expectancy

What is the average Cairney lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Cairney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Cairney in 1965 was 64, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cairney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cairney ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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