Garney Family History

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Garney Name Meaning

English: unexplained; perhaps a variant of Garneys, itself a variant of Garniss (see Garness 2). Name of unknown etymology found among people of Indian origin in Guyana and Trinidad.

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


Similar surnames: Farney, Garner, Garnes, Gurney, Garley, Varney, Marney, Furney, Arney

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Garney Family Origin

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Garney Family Occupations

What did your Garney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garney. A less common occupation for the Garney family was Blacksmith. The most common Garney occupation in the USA was Laborer. 15% of Garney's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    15%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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

Garney Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Garney Life Expectancy

What is the average Garney lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Garney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Garney in 1958 was 57, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garney 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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