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Greaney Family History

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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Where is the Greaney family from?

You can see how Greaney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greaney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Greaney families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Greaney families living in Massachusetts. This was about 22% of all the recorded Greaney's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Greaney families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Greaney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Greaney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Greaney. 24% of Greaney men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Greaney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greaney were Machinist and Secretary.

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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
    24%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

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

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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