Haney Family History
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Haney Name Meaning
English and Scottish: probably a variant of Hanney. Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McHaney. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Hanøy, a habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named, from Old Norse haðna ‘young nanny-goat’ or hani ‘cock’ (probably indicating a crag or mountain resembling a cock’s comb in shape) + øy ‘island’. Jewish (American): Americanized form of various like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish names.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press