Varney Family History

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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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Varney Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Varney name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Varney. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Varney Family Origin

Where is the Varney family from?

Varney Family Occupations

What did your Varney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Varney family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Varney. The most common Varney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Varney's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Varney ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Varney Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Varney Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Varney ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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