Greaney Family History

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Greaney Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gráinne ‘descendant of Gráinne’, a female personal name. possibly a reduced Anglicized form of Mag Raighne (see McRaney).

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

Similar surnames: Graney, Greany, Heaney, Reavey, Growney, Craney, Greene, Glancy

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Greaney Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Greaney name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Greaney Family Origin

Where is the Greaney family from?

Greaney Family Occupations

What did your Greaney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, laborer, Barber and Blk. Smiths Helper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greaney. A less common occupation for the Greaney family was Boarding. The most common Greaney occupation in the USA was Laborer. 38% of Greaney's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Blk. Smiths Helper

  • Boarding


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

Greaney Historical Records

What Greaney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Greaney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greaney 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Greaney. 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 Greaney. For the veterans among your Greaney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greaney Life Expectancy

What is the average Greaney lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Greaney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Greaney in 1956 was 49, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greaney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greaney 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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