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Droney Family History

Droney Name Meaning

Irish (especially eastern County Clare): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dróna ‘descendant of Dróna’ an unexplained personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Croney, Downey, Looney, Cooney, Mooney, Moroney, Dronet, Rooney

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Where is the Droney family from?

You can see how Droney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Droney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Droney families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Droney family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Droney's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Droney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Droney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Droney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Droney. 26% of Droney men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Droney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Droney were Meat Cutter 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

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Meat Cutter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    17%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Droney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Droney 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 671 immigration records available for the last name Droney. 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 452 military records available for the last name Droney. For the veterans among your Droney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Droney lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Droney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Droney in 1959 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

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