Gedney Family History

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Gedney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire, probably so named from an Old English personal name G?da or Gydda (genitive -n) + eg ‘island’.

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


Similar surnames: Sidney, Rodney, Medley, Gidley, Gosney, Henney, Cerney, Godley, Edney

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Gedney Family Origin

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Gedney Family Occupations

What did your Gedney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gedney family was Grocer. The most common Gedney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Gedney's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gedney.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Grocer

    3%

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

Gedney Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gedney Life Expectancy

What is the average Gedney lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gedney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gedney in 1950 was 35, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gedney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gedney 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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