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Sisney Family History

Sisney Name Meaning

Possibly of English origin, a variant of Sismey, a Cambridgeshire name of unexplained etymology.

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


Similar surnames: Sidney, Disney, Sisley, Rigney, Birney, Gosney, Winey, Sibley, Isley

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Where is the Sisney family from?

You can see how Sisney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sisney family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sisney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Sisney families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Sisney's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sisney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sisney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sisney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sisney. 36% of Sisney men worked as a Laborer and 63% of Sisney women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sisney were Farming and Housekeeper.

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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
    36%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    63%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sisney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sisney 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 127 immigration records available for the last name Sisney. 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 472 military records available for the last name Sisney. For the veterans among your Sisney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sisney lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Sisney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Sisney in 1947 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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