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Origin and popularity of the name HENNEY


Henney : 1: English: in eastern England a habitational name from Henny in Soham (Cambridgeshire) Great and Little Henny (Essex) or (less likely) Henney a lost place in Cambridge (Cambridgeshire) all from Old English hēah (dative hēan) ‘high’ + ēg ‘island land partly surrounded by water’. In addition Henney may also be a variant of Hanney a habitational name from Hanny Combe (Somerset) or from East and West Hanney (Berkshire) named with Old English hana ‘cock male bird’ + ēg. Some names have early spellings alternating between -en- and -an- which account for Henney and Hanney as variant surname forms. The early occurrence of the surname in Staffordshire where it is largely concentrated in modern times implies migration of the Cambridgeshire or Essex name westward unless there is another but unidentified source for it in Staffordshire or a nearby county.2: English and Scottish: variant of Hannah.3: English: variant of Hanney.4: Irish: variant of Heaney from Ó hÉanna.5: German: rare variant Henny or an Americanized form of its cognate Hennig.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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