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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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Where is the Disney family from?

You can see how Disney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Disney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Disney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Disney families living in Maryland. This was about 48% of all the recorded Disney's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Disney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Disney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Disney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Disney. 20% of Disney men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Disney women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Disney were Clerk and Waitress.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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