Burney Family History
Burney Name Meaning
English (northern of Norman origin): habitational name from Bernay in Eure France named with a Gaulish personal name Brenno + the locative suffix -acum. Irish (Antrim) and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Biorna ‘son of Biorna’ a Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Bjarni (from björn ‘bear cub warrior’). English: variant of Barney .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022