Ney Name Meaning

English: variant of Nye. Irish: reduced form of O’Ney. North German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Neu. The Jewish surname may sometimes be a shortened form of a name such as Neuburger. German: habitational name from a place near Boppard. North German: nickname from Middle Low German ni(g)e, ney(g)e ‘(the) new one’. Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Aarnoud (see Arnold). Dutch (de Ney): variant of Nay 3.

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

Similar surnames: Nay, Hey, Rey, Vey, Fey, Ley, Noy, New, Dey, Neu

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Ney Family Origin

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Ney Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ney. 22% of Ney men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Ney women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ney were Clerk and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • New Worker

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ney Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Ney Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Ney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Ney in 1948 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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