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Harney Family History

Harney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAthairne ‘descendant of Athairne’ a personal name based on athair ‘father’ originally of three syllables and borne by a famous Old Irish satirist. The surname was sometimes also Anglicized as Hartney .

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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Where is the Harney family from?

You can see how Harney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harney families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 11 Harney families living in Illinois. This was about 20% of all the recorded Harney's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Harney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harney. 20% of Harney men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Harney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harney were Clerk and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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