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Denney Family History

Denney Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Denny.

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


Similar surnames: Penney, Denny, Denne, Lenney, Fenney, Denner, Jenney, Fenley, Draney

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Where is the Denney family from?

You can see how Denney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Denney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Denney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Denney families living in Indiana. This was about 18% of all the recorded Denney's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Denney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Denney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Denney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Denney. 25% of Denney men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Denney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Denney were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Denney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Denney 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Denney. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Denney. For the veterans among your Denney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Denney lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Denney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Denney in 1943 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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