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Dolney Name Meaning

Possibly of French origin: a habitational name, with the preposition d(e), for someone from any of several places named Aulnay, for example in Aube, Charente-Maritime, and Marne. The place name is derived from aune ‘alder’. Compare Donais. Perhaps an altered spelling of Hungarian Dolnay or Dolnai, variants of Dolinai, a habitational name for someone from any of various places called Dolina, from Slavic dolina ‘valley’; examples are found in Tolna and Vas counties, as well as in Trencsény, Nyitra, and other regions now in Slovakia.

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

Similar surnames: Dorney, Olney, Downey, Disney, Folley, Dorsey, Dorner, Gosney, Looney

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Where is the Dolney family from?

You can see how Dolney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dolney family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Dolney families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Dolney families living in Minnesota. This was 100% of all the recorded Dolney's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Dolney families in 1880.
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What did your Dolney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dolney. 30% of Dolney men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Dolney women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dolney were New Worker and Maid.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

There are 93 immigration records available for the last name Dolney. 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 229 military records available for the last name Dolney. For the veterans among your Dolney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dolney lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dolney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dolney in 1963 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

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