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Where is the Gurney family from?
You can see how Gurney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gurney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gurney families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 76 Gurney families living in Massachusetts. This was about 55% of all the recorded Gurney's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Gurney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gurney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gurney. 15% of Gurney men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Gurney women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gurney were Truck Driver and Stenographer.