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Ankney Family History

Ankney Surname Meaning

Americanized form of French Anguenet: from a personal name based on the ancient Germanic element ango ‘point (of a sword)’ or an altered form of French Agne . The surname Anguenet is no longer found in France. Compare Ankeny and Ankeney .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Anker, Annen, Ankeney, Arney, Nanney, Mankey, Pankey, Antley, Bankey

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Where is the Ankney family from?

You can see how Ankney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ankney family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ankney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Ankney family living in Surrey. This was 100% of all the recorded Ankney's in United Kingdom. Surrey had the highest population of Ankney families in 1891.
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What did your Ankney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ankney. 32% of Ankney men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Ankney women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ankney were Labor and Housework. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    31%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Housework
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ankney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ankney 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 125 immigration records available for the last name Ankney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ankney. For the veterans among your Ankney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ankney lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Ankney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Ankney in 1947 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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