Churney Family History

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Churney Name Meaning

Americanized form of Czech Cerný (see Cerny), Polish Czarny, Ukrainian Cernij, or some other Slavic name meaning ‘black’.

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


Similar surnames: Cherney, Cherny, Cherne, Charney, Cerney, Hurney, Chorney, Cherner

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Churney Family Origin

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Churney Family Occupations

What did your Churney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Churney. 20% of Churney men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Churney women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Churney were Butcher and Beauty Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Body Man
    7%
  • Butcher
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    15%
  • Factory Worker
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Beauty Operator
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Churney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Churney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Churney 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 118 immigration records available for the last name Churney. 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 272 military records available for the last name Churney. For the veterans among your Churney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Churney Life Expectancy

What is the average Churney lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2003, in the United States, Churney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Churney in 1951 was 38, and 86 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Churney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Churney 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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