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Karney Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Carney .

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


Similar surnames: Carney, Larney, Harney, Kearney, Earney, Carey, Kanney, Arney, Kinney

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Where is the Karney family from?

You can see how Karney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Karney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Karney families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 25% of all the recorded Karney's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Karney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Karney. 22% of Karney men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Karney women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karney were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Karney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karney 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Karney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Karney. For the veterans among your Karney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karney lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Karney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Karney in 1954 was 33, and 69 in 2004.

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