Harney Family History

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Harney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAthairne ‘descendant of Athairne’, a personal name from athardha ‘paternal’, which was borne by a famous Old Irish satirist.

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

Similar surnames: Harvey, Harley, Hartney, Carney, Hurney, Hanley, Barney, Arney, Haney

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Harney Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Harney name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Harney Family Origin

Where is the Harney family from?

Harney Family Occupations

What did your Harney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harney. The most common Harney occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Harney's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Harney family was Farming.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Harney Historical Records

What Harney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Harney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harney 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Harney. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Harney. For the veterans among your Harney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harney Life Expectancy

What is the average Harney lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Harney in 1942 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harney 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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