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Lunney Family History

Lunney Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luinigh. Compare Looney .

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


Similar surnames: Tunney, Looney, Tinney, Guiney, Munley, Laney, Larney, Clenney

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Where is the Lunney family from?

You can see how Lunney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lunney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lunney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Lunney family living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Lunney's in USA. New York and 2 other states had the highest population of Lunney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lunney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lunney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cashier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lunney. 25% of Lunney men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Lunney women worked as a Cashier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lunney were Farmer 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
    25%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cashier
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Lunney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lunney 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lunney. 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 Lunney. For the veterans among your Lunney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lunney lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Lunney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Lunney in 1952 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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