Olney Family History
Olney Name Meaning
English: habitational name from places called Olney in Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. The former is named in Old English as Ollaneg ‘island of a man called Olla’; the latter is from Old English ana ‘one’, ‘single’, ‘solitary’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, with later metathesis of -nl- to -ln-.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press