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Growney Family History

Growney Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gramhna thought to be a corrupt form of Mac Carrghamhna ‘son of Corrghamhain’ (see McCarron ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Graney, Downey, Croney, Rooney, Droney, Greaney, Crowley, Downes

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Where is the Growney family from?

You can see how Growney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Growney family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Growney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 48 Growney families living in New York. This was about 44% of all the recorded Growney's in USA. New York had the highest population of Growney families in 1880.
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What did your Growney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Growney. 44% of Growney men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Growney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Growney were Clerk and Operator. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Clerk
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Growney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Growney 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 474 immigration records available for the last name Growney. 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 395 military records available for the last name Growney. For the veterans among your Growney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Growney lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Growney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Growney in 1963 was 73, and 83 in 2004.

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