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Cooney Family History

Cooney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuana ‘descendant of Cuana’ a personal name either based on ‘hound’ or derived from cuanna ‘elegant comely’. This name is particularly common in Cavan.

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


Similar surnames: Cloney, Looney, Mooney, Cooley, Clooney, Rooney, Croney, Toomey

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Where is the Cooney family from?

You can see how Cooney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cooney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cooney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 361 Cooney families living in Lancashire. This was about 35% of all the recorded Cooney's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Cooney families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cooney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cooney ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Cooney. 22% of Cooney men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Cooney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cooney were Dock Labourer 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

  • General Labourer
    22%
  • Builders Labourer
    10%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
  • Dock Labourer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

There are 121,000 census records available for the last name Cooney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cooney 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Cooney. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Cooney. For the veterans among your Cooney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cooney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cooney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cooney in 1944 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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