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Lenney Name Meaning

Irish (northern) or Scottish: variant of Lennie .

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


Similar surnames: Denney, Glenney, Penney, Lesley, Kenney, Clenney, Lenn, Linsey

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Where is the Lenney family from?

You can see how Lenney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lenney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lenney families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Lenney family living in Connecticut. This was about 25% of all the recorded Lenney's in USA. Connecticut and 3 other states had the highest population of Lenney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lenney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lenney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lenney. 20% of Lenney men worked as a Salesman and 18% of Lenney women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lenney were Odd Jobs and Clerk. .

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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

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Manager
    10%
  • Odd Jobs
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    18%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Kitchen Work
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Lenney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lenney 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 720 immigration records available for the last name Lenney. 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 609 military records available for the last name Lenney. For the veterans among your Lenney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lenney lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Lenney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Lenney in 1953 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

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