Tunney Family History
Tunney Name Meaning
Irish (Mayo Sligo and Donegal): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tonnaigh ‘descendant of Tonnach’ a personal name meaning either ‘billowy’ (from tonn ‘wave’) or ‘shining’. English (Lancashire and Northumberland): from the Middle English personal name Tunne (Old Norse Tunni Tunne a nickname from tunna ‘barrel’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press