Cheyne Family History

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Cheyne Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a conspicuous oak tree, or in an oak wood, from Old French chesne ‘oak’.

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


Similar surnames: Chene, Chesney, Heyde, Cerne, Rhyne, Cheney, Crayne, Cherek, Shean

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Cheyne Family Origin

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Cheyne Family Occupations

What did your Cheyne ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Book Keeper and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cheyne. The most common Cheyne occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Cheyne's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cheyne family was House Painter.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Book Keeper

    7%
  • Farming

    7%
  • House Painter

    7%

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

Cheyne Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Cheyne Life Expectancy

What is the average Cheyne lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cheyne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Cheyne in 1957 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cheyne

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cheyne 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 Cheyne Family

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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