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Kearney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catharnaigh ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’ or ‘soldier’, and Ó Cearnaigh, from cearnach ‘victorious’. Both surnames were widely distributed and are now very difficult to disentangle.

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


Similar surnames: Carney, Heagney, Keane, Harney, Kearns, Heaney, Karney, Keary, Keahey

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Kearney Family Origin

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Kearney Family Occupations

What did your Kearney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kearney family was Farm Laborer. The most common Kearney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Kearney's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kearney.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Kearney Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Kearney ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Kearney Life Expectancy

What is the average Kearney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, Kearney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kearney in 1944 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

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