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Berney Family History

Berney Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Burney. French: from a pet form of Bernard. Jewish (American): from a derivative of the Yiddish personal name Ber.

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


Similar surnames: Berne, Berley, Barney, Birney, Burney, Bergey, Benney, Berner, Berry

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Where is the Berney family from?

You can see how Berney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Berney families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 56 Berney families living in Lancashire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Berney's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Berney families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Berney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Berney ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Berney. 34% of Berney men worked as an Incapacitated and 70% of Berney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berney were Head Hotel Chef and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • Incapacitated
    34%
  • Railway Clerk
    23%
  • Private Means
    23%
  • Head Hotel Chef
    23%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Private Means
    14%
  • Incapacitated
    6%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Berney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berney 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 Berney. 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 Berney. For the veterans among your Berney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berney lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Berney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Berney in 1959 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

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