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Chorney Family History

Chorney Name Meaning

Ukrainian and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with dark skin or dark hair, from Ukrainian chornyj ‘black’.

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


Similar surnames: Cherney, Cherner, Cherny, Charney, Churney, Horner, Cherne, Coney

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Where is the Chorney family from?

You can see how Chorney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chorney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Chorney families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Chorney families living in Kentucky. This was 100% of all the recorded Chorney's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Chorney families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chorney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chorney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, New Worker and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chorney. 15% of Chorney men worked as a New Worker and 16% of Chorney women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chorney were Machinist and Clerk.

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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

  • New Worker
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Looper
    11%
  • Machine Operator
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Chorney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chorney 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 395 immigration records available for the last name Chorney. 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 374 military records available for the last name Chorney. For the veterans among your Chorney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chorney lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Chorney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Chorney in 1951 was 66, and 86 in 2004.

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