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Disney Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name, with the preposition d(e), for someone from Isigny in Calvados, France, named from the Romano-Gallic personal name Isinius (a Latinized form of Gaulish Isina) + the locative suffix -acum.

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

Similar surnames: Dabney, Binney, Darney, Downey, Dolney, Gosney, Viney, Sidney, Sisney

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Disney Family Origin

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Disney Family Occupations

What did your Disney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Disney family was Keeping House. Farmer, Painter and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Disney. The most common Disney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Disney's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Painter

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Disney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Disney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Disney 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Disney. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Disney. For the veterans among your Disney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Disney Life Expectancy

What is the average Disney lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Disney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Disney in 1946 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Disney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Disney 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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