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Darney Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. French: habitational name from a place so named in Vosges or from Darney-aux-Chênes in the canton of Châtenois. In some cases it may be an altered spelling of the French surname Darné, a habitational name, with the preposition d(e), for someone from Arné in Hautes Pyrénées.

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


Similar surnames: Dorney, Arney, Farney, Dabney, Barney, Darley, Marney, Darsey, Disney

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Where is the Darney family from?

You can see how Darney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Darney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Darney families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Darney families living in Virginia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Darney's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Darney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Darney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Darney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Darney. 23% of Darney men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Darney women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Darney were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Miner
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    16%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Darney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Darney 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 734 immigration records available for the last name Darney. 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 607 military records available for the last name Darney. For the veterans among your Darney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Darney lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Darney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Darney in 1955 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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