Kidney Family History
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Kidney Name Meaning
Irish: from a mistranslation of Gaelic Ó Dubháin ‘descendant of Dubhán’, a byname from a diminutive of dubh ‘black’ (see Devine). This was confused with the Gaelic word dubhán ‘kidney’, which is in fact a derivative of dubh ‘black’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Birney, Tinney, Keaney, Kindley, Kinner, Binney, Kilner, Kerney