Burney Family History
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Burney Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin) and Irish: habitational name from Bernay in Eure, France, named with a Gaulish personal name Brenno + the locative suffix -acum. Irish: 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 1.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Turney, Barney, Bursey, Burnley, Gurney, Birney, Burley, Cerney