Chenier Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Chenier Name Meaning

French (Chénier): topographic name for someone who lived by an oak wood or in area characterized by oak trees; from a derivative of Old French chesne ‘oak’ (see Chene).

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

Similar surnames: Chene, Frenier, Crevier, Denier, Stenner, Chevrier, Venier, Chester

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Chenier Family Origin

Where is the Chenier family from?

Chenier Family Occupations

What did your Chenier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Brick Layer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chenier. A less common occupation for the Chenier family was Keep Warehouse. The most common Chenier occupation in the USA was Brick Layer. 11% of Chenier's were Brick Layers.

View Census data for Chenier | Data not to scale

  • Brick Layer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keep Warehouse


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

Chenier Historical Records

What Chenier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Chenier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chenier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Chenier

Passenger List

There are 611 immigration records available for the last name Chenier. 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.

View all Chenier immigration records

Draft Card

There are 564 military records available for the last name Chenier. For the veterans among your Chenier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Chenier military records

You've only scratched the surface of Chenier family history.

Chenier Life Expectancy

What is the average Chenier lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Chenier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Chenier in 1960 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chenier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chenier 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.

Famous Chenier Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name