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Keney Family History

Keney Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Kenny, Kenley, Keaney, Keeney, Kaney, Kuney, Heney, Reney, Kenney

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Where is the Keney family from?

You can see how Keney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Keney families living in Connecticut. This was about 39% of all the recorded Keney's in USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Keney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keney. 30% of Keney men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Keney women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keney were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Keney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keney 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 547 immigration records available for the last name Keney. 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 585 military records available for the last name Keney. For the veterans among your Keney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keney lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2001, in the United States, Keney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Keney in 1961 was 65, and 74 in 2001.

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