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Seeney Name Meaning

English: variant of Senior . Irish: variant of Sweeney .

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


Similar surnames: Sweney, Seaney, Beeney, Heeney, Keeney, Keeley, Sweaney, Seeger

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Where is the Seeney family from?

You can see how Seeney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seeney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seeney families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Seeney families living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Seeney's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Seeney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seeney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seeney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seeney. 44% of Seeney men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Seeney women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seeney were Farm Laborer and Domestic. .

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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
    44%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    38%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Collator
    13%
  • Domestic
    13%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Seeney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seeney 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 464 immigration records available for the last name Seeney. 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 686 military records available for the last name Seeney. For the veterans among your Seeney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seeney lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Seeney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Seeney in 1963 was 72, and 57 in 2003.

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