Draney Family History

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Draney Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Scottish Drainie, a habitational name from Drainie, a place in Moray.

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

Similar surnames: Drey, Darney, Drane, Raney, Dolney, Franey, Denney, Rabey, Draves

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Draney Family Origin

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Draney Family Occupations

What did your Draney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Draney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Draney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Draney family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Brakeman On R.R. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Draney.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Brakeman On R.R.

  • Carpenter


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

Draney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Draney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Draney 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Draney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Draney. For the veterans among your Draney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Draney Life Expectancy

What is the average Draney lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Draney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Draney in 1954 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Draney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Draney 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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