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Varney Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Saint-Paul-du-Vernay in Calvados or any of various other places in northern France named with Vernay, from the Gaulish element vern ‘alder’ + the locative suffix -acum.

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


Similar surnames: Varley, Marney, Tawney, Farney, Arney, Darney, Barney, Garney, Marley

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Where is the Varney family from?

You can see how Varney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Varney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Varney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 93 Varney families living in Maine. This was about 33% of all the recorded Varney's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Varney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Varney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Varney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Varney. 14% of Varney men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Varney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Varney were Salesman and Clerk.

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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
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Miner
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Varney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Varney 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Varney. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Varney. For the veterans among your Varney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Varney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Varney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Varney in 1944 was 20, and 73 in 2004.

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