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Origins of the Chainey surname

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About the Chaineys

We have a total number of 2600 records for people with the last name Chainey.

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Where do most Chaineys live?

In 1921, most Chaineys lived in South West.


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Interesting facts about Chaineys

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 2,470 records for the Chainey surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Chaineys most likely to marry?

Kramers

&

Croxdales

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Chaineys.

What are the most common Chainey first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Chainey family members

Common jobs for Chaineys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Chaineys in 1921
Dressmaker

10

Tailoress

10

Glover

8

Domestic Servant

7

House Servant

6

Common Male occupations for Chaineys in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

24

General Labourer

15

Bricklayer

11

Blacksmith

9

Farm Labourer

9

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