Denny Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a pet form of Dennis. English: habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire, most probably named with Old English Dene ‘Dane’ + eg ‘island’. Scottish: habitational name from Denny in Stirlingshire. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhne (see Deeney). Irish (Cork): less frequently, a reduced Anglicization of Gaelic Ó Duineachdha (see Dennehy).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Kenny, Denby, Dean, Jenny, Penny, Denn, Benn, Delay, Dey, Penna

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Denny Family Origin

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Denny Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Farm Labourer

    10%
  • Cooper

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%

In 1881, the most common Denny occupation in Canada was Farmer. 18% of Denny's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Labourer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Denny. A less common occupation for the Denny family was Laborer.

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Between 1946 and 2004, Denny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Denny in 1946 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Denny

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