Cotney Family History

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Cotney Name Meaning

Possibly English or Irish; perhaps a variant spelling of Courtney. This is an AL name.

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


Similar surnames: Coatney, Corney, Coney, Cooney, Cossey, Gorney, Clowney, Courtney

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Cotney Family Origin

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Cotney Family Occupations

What did your Cotney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Baggage Master were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cotney. A less common occupation for the Cotney family was Baptist Minister. The most common Cotney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Cotney's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    61%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Baggage Master

    4%
  • Baptist Minister

    4%

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

Cotney Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Cotney Life Expectancy

What is the average Cotney lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cotney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Cotney in 1963 was 60, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cotney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cotney 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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