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Cherney Family History

Cherney Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Czech Cerný (see Cerny), Ukrainian Cernej, or some other Slavic name meaning ‘black’, probably denoting someone with a swarthy complexion or dark hair.

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

Similar surnames: Cherny, Churney, Cherne, Cerney, Chorney, Cerny, Chernesky, Cerne

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Where is the Cherney family from?

You can see how Cherney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cherney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cherney families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Cherney families living in Tennessee. This was 100% of all the recorded Cherney's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Cherney families in 1840.
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What did your Cherney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cherney. 19% of Cherney men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Cherney women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cherney were Proprietor and Nurse.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Operator
  • Housewife
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cherney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cherney 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 819 immigration records available for the last name Cherney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cherney. For the veterans among your Cherney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cherney lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cherney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Cherney in 1945 was 24, and 70 in 2004.

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