Carney Family History

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Carney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catharnaigh ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’. Irish: reduced form of McCarney. Irish: variant of Cairney. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cearnaigh ‘descendant of Cearnach’. Compare Kearney.

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

Similar surnames: Carey, Cagney, Harney, Cairney, Carley, Karney, Carvey, Larney

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Carney Family Origin

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Carney Family Occupations

What did your Carney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carney. A less common occupation for the Carney family was Farm Laborer. The most common Carney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Carney's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Carney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 207,000 census records available for the last name Carney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carney 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Carney. 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 41,000 military records available for the last name Carney. For the veterans among your Carney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carney Life Expectancy

What is the average Carney lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Carney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Carney in 1940 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carney 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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