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Ney Name Meaning

English: variant of Nye . Scottish and Irish (Cavan): Anglicized and shortened form of Gaelic Mac Niadh see McNee . 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.

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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Where is the Ney family from?

You can see how Ney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Ney families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 48% of all the recorded Ney's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ney families in 1840.
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What did your Ney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA 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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*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
    22%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Ney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ney 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ney. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Ney. For the veterans among your Ney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ney lifespan?

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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