Feeney Family History

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Feeney Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fiannaidhe ‘descendant of Fiannaidhe’, a byname meaning ‘warrior’, ‘champion’ (from fian ‘army’). shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fidhne ‘descendant of Fidhne’, a personal name probably derived from fiodh ‘wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Feeley, Heaney, Deeney, Keeley, Geenen, Deeley, Berney, Cerney

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Feeney Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Feeney name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Feeney. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • France


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Feeney Family Origin

Where is the Feeney family from?

Feeney Family Occupations

What did your Feeney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Feeney. A less common occupation for the Feeney family was Miner. The most common Feeney occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Feeney's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner


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

Feeney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Feeney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feeney 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Feeney. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Feeney. For the veterans among your Feeney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Feeney Life Expectancy

What is the average Feeney lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Feeney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Feeney in 1942 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Feeney 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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