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Radney Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin. Perhaps an altered spelling of Hungarian Radnay, a habitational name for someone from a place called Radna in Transylvania, or even of German Radnick, an occupational name for a councilman, from Sorbian. There are a few occurrences of the surname in England, and it could perhaps be a habitational name from Radnage in Buckinghamshire, named from Old English read ‘red’ + ?c, dative of ac ‘oak’. Early spellings of the place name include Radeneghe (1241, 1262) alongside the more usual Radenache.

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


Similar surnames: Radner, Radley, Adney, Bradney, Darney, Rodney, Sidney, Arney, Rampey

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Where is the Radney family from?

You can see how Radney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Radney family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Radney families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Radney families living in Georgia. This was about 60% of all the recorded Radney's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Radney families in 1840.
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What did your Radney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Radney. 32% of Radney men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Radney women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Radney were Operator and Housewife.

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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

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Operator
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Housewife
    17%
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Passenger Lists

There are 145 immigration records available for the last name Radney. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Radney. For the veterans among your Radney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Radney lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Radney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Radney in 1952 was 26, and 81 in 2004.

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