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Cherny Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Ukrainian Cernij, Czech Cerný (see Cerny), or some other Slavic name meaning ‘black’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Chorney.

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


Similar surnames: Cherney, Cherne, Cerny, Churney, Chernin, Shern, Charney, Cherner

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Where is the Cherny family from?

You can see how Cherny families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cherny family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cherny families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Cherny families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Cherny's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Cherny families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cherny surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cherny ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cherny. 28% of Cherny men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Cherny women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cherny were Proprietor and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    40%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Nurse
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cherny. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cherny 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 644 immigration records available for the last name Cherny. 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 235 military records available for the last name Cherny. For the veterans among your Cherny ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cherny lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cherny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Cherny in 1963 was 80, and 77 in 2004.

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