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Greany Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gráinne ‘son of Gráinne’, a female personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Greaney, Graney, Geary, Treacy, Green, Grady, Greene, Gean, Gray

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Where is the Greany family from?

You can see how Greany families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greany family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Greany families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 32 Greany families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Greany's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Greany families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Greany surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Greany ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Greany. 20% of Greany men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Greany women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greany were Supervisor and Waitress.

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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

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Foreman
    12%
  • Supervisor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Nurse
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Waitress
    13%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Greany. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greany 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Greany. 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 907 military records available for the last name Greany. For the veterans among your Greany ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greany lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Greany life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Greany in 1963 was 80, and 60 in 2004.

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