Chene Family History

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Chene Name Meaning

French (Chêne): from Old French chesne ‘oak’ (Late Latin caxinus), hence a topographic name denoting someone who lived near a conspicuous oak tree or in an oak wood, or perhaps occasionally a nickname for a man with a ‘heart of oak’.

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


Similar surnames: Cheyne, Cheney, Chen, Chinn, Cherek, Hege, Cheek, Chino, Schenk

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Chene Family Origin

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Chene Family Occupations

What did your Chene ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chene family was Carpenter. The most common Chene occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Chene's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chene.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Bookkeeper

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%

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

Chene Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Chene Life Expectancy

What is the average Chene lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Chene life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Chene in 1963 was 60, and 87 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chene

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chene 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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