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Cerney Name Meaning

Americanized form of Slovenian Cerne (see Cerne), Czech Cerný (see Cerny), or Slovak (Cernej). Americanized form of Cserney, a Hungarian habitational name for someone from a place called Cserne, formerly in Trencsény county, now in Slovakia, or Csernye in Veszprém county. Possibly also English, a habitational name from North and South Cerney or Cerney Wick, all in Gloucestershire, which are named for the Churn river, on which they stand, + Old English ea ‘stream’. The river name is of Celtic origin.

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


Similar surnames: Cerne, Corney, Cerny, Cherney, Berner, Arney, Berkey, Carnley, Cherne

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Where is the Cerney family from?

You can see how Cerney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cerney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cerney families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Cerney family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Cerney's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Cerney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cerney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cerney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cerney. 25% of Cerney men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Cerney women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cerney were Machinist and Cashier.

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Cashier
    11%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Cerney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cerney 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 474 immigration records available for the last name Cerney. 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 647 military records available for the last name Cerney. For the veterans among your Cerney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cerney lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Cerney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cerney in 1950 was 54, and 88 in 2004.

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