Cherny Family History

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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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Cherny Family Origin

Where is the Cherny family from?

Cherny Family Occupations

What did your Cherny ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cherny occupation in the USA was Farmer. 80% of Cherny's were Farmers. Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cherny. A less common occupation for the Cherny family was Stone Cutter.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Stone Cutter


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

Cherny Historical Records

What Cherny family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Cherny Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cherny

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cherny 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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