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Phynney Family History

Phynney Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Phinney, Hanney, Henney, Penney, Pinney, Pinner, Hanley, Henley

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Where is the Phynney family from?

You can see how Phynney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Phynney family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Phynney family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Phynney's in USA. New York had the highest population of Phynney families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Phynney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Phynney ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 15 census records available for the last name Phynney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Phynney 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 1 immigration records available for the last name Phynney. 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 Phynney. For the veterans among your Phynney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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