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Viney Family History

Viney Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): probably a habitational name from an unidentified place in northern France named with Late Latin vinetum ‘vineyard’, a derivative of Latin vinea ‘vine’.

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


Similar surnames: Vine, Disney, Ivey, Viner, Vint, Wiley, Sidney, Vines, Ailey, Vinet

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Where is the Viney family from?

You can see how Viney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Viney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Viney families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Viney families living in Delaware. This was about 21% of all the recorded Viney's in the USA. Delaware and 2 other states had the highest population of Viney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Viney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Viney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Viney. 18% of Viney men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Viney women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Viney were Labor and Teacher.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Labor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Laundress
    11%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Viney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Viney 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Viney. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Viney. For the veterans among your Viney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Viney lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Viney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Viney in 1953 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

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