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Dorney Family History

Dorney Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Buckinghamshire, named from Old English dora ‘bee’ (genitive plural dorena) + eg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in marsh’.Irish (Counties Cork and Tipperary): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Doirinne ‘descendant of Doireann’, a female personal name meaning ‘sullen’.Americanized spelling of Hungarian Dörnyei or Dörnyey, habitational names for someone from a place called Dernye in former Körös county.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Dorney Families

  • Number of Dorney families
     29 - 56
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dorney families
     24 - 45
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Dorney last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dorney Family Origin

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Dorney Immigration Information

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Dorney Family Occupations

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