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Origin and popularity of the name MANEY


Maney : 1: Irish: variant of Meaney itself a variant of Mooney.2: Scottish: variant of Mennie.3: English (of Norman origin): habitational name from one or other of many places named Magny in Normandy (three in Calvados one in Orne) or in neighbouring regions of France. Compare French Magny. The placename denotes the settlement of a man named with Old French Magne from Latin Magn(i)us itself from Latin magnus ‘great’. This surname has had a long history in Kent.4: English: habitational name perhaps from Maney in Sutton Coldfield (Warwicks) or possibly Manea (Cambs) both places probably denoting ‘well-watered land serving as a common pasture’ (Old English (ge)mǣne ‘common’ + Old English ēg ‘island drier land in a marsh’).

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

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