Denny Family History
Denny Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from Middle English Den(n)y a pet form of the personal name Denis (see Dennis ). Compare Tenney . English: habitational name from Danny in Hurstpierpoint Sussex recorded as Danye in 134 Alternatively the name may arise from Denny in Waterbeach Cambridgeshire but no medieval evidence with a habitative preposition has been found in the case of the latter. Scottish: habitational name from Denny in Stirlingshire. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhne (see Deeney ). Irish (Cork): less frequently a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duineachdha (see Dennehy ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022