Dorney Family History
Dorney Name Meaning
Irish (Cork and Tipperary): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Doirinne ‘descendant of Doireann’ a female personal name meaning ‘sullen’. Scottish: probably a diminutive variant of Scottish Durno a habitational name from the placename Derno (Fife) or less probably the placename Dornoch (Sutherland). English: possibly a habitational name from Dorney (Buckinghamshire) a placename formed with Old English ēg ‘island’ or more likely from a local pronunciation of Thorney or Thorner . Americanized form of Hungarian Dörnyei or Dörnyey: habitational name for someone from a place called Dernye in former Körös County.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022