Magness Family History

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Magness Name Meaning

English or Irish: probably a variant of Magnus.

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


Similar surnames: Maness, Garness, Magnus, Arness, Maners, Mages, Anness, Manes

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Magness Family Origin

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Magness Family Occupations

What did your Magness ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Magness occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Magness's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Magness. A less common occupation for the Magness family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Magness ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Magness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Magness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Magness census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Magness. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Magness. For the veterans among your Magness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Magness Life Expectancy

What is the average Magness lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Magness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Magness in 1953 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Magness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Magness ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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