Cheney Family History & Genealogy

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Cheney Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Feb 06, 2020

History

Cheney, originally de Cheney, is a toponymic surname of Old Norman origin, introduced into England by the Normans.

Name Origin

The derivation is from the Old French chesne, chesnai (modern French: chêne), "oak tree", "oak grove", from the medieval Latin casnetum. Online dictionaries: “ê” is pronounced like an English “eh” as in “get” – the same as if it was “è” with a grave accent.

Spellings & Pronunciations

Some areas and branches of the family pronounce it "shee-ne" and some areas and family branches pronounce it "chain-nee".

Nationality & Ethnicity

Of Norman, English and French origin

Famous People named Cheney

Richard Cheney, vice-president of the United States

Early Cheneys

These are the earliest records we have of the Cheney family.

Cheney Family Photos

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Cheney Family Tree

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Most Common First Names

Sample of 20 Cheney Biographies

Jan 27, 1890 - Unknown
Jul 7, 1938 - Nov 7, 2005
Dec 14, 1897 - June 1976
Apr 18, 1880 - September 1967
Jul 15, 1914 - June 1985
Dec 9, 1939 - Aug 16, 2006
Nov 20, 1895 - September 1978
Dec 15, 1940 - Sep 24, 2001
Jul 15, 1926 - Jun 30, 2003
Mar 8, 1900 - June 1961
Jul 23, 1921 - Sep 30, 1989
Jul 31, 1905 - January 1971
Nov 13, 1915 - October 1973
May 28, 1959 - Apr 21, 2008
Jan 17, 1913 - Dec 31, 2002
around 1982 - Unknown
around 1964 - Unknown
around 1874 - Apr 4, 1942
Unknown - Unknown
around 1921 - Unknown

Cheney Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Cheney family member is 72.2 years old according to our database of 5,567 people with the last name Cheney that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

72.2 years

Oldest Cheneys

These are the longest-lived members of the Cheney family on AncientFaces.

Dec 21, 1894 - Jul 10, 2005
110 years
Dec 25, 1876 - February 1987
110 years
Mar 16, 1875 - January 1983
107 years
Oct 3, 1886 - Oct 5, 1990
104 years
Jul 22, 1898 - Apr 28, 2003
104 years
Aug 2, 1888 - Nov 1, 1991
103 years
Nov 13, 1904 - May 13, 2007
102 years
Aug 29, 1897 - Jun 19, 2000
102 years
Mar 14, 1898 - Feb 7, 2001
102 years
Jul 14, 1900 - Jul 25, 2001
101 years

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