Canney Family History

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Canney Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Canny, itself a southern variant of McCann.

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

Similar surnames: Cranney, Cantey, Carney, Kanney, Canny, Manney, Ranney, Canary, Hanny

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Canney Family Origin

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Canney Family Occupations

What did your Canney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Canney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Canney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Canney family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canney.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Canney ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Canney Historical Records

What Canney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Canney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canney 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Canney. 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 Canney. For the veterans among your Canney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canney Life Expectancy

What is the average Canney lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Canney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Canney in 1953 was 58, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canney 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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