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Dorney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Buckinghamshire, named from Old English dora ‘bee’ (genitive plural dorena) + eg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in marsh’. Irish (Counties Cork and Tipperary): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Doirinne ‘descendant of Doireann’, a female personal name meaning ‘sullen’. Americanized spelling of Hungarian Dörnyei or Dörnyey, habitational names for someone from a place called Dernye in former Körös county.

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


Similar surnames: Torney, Downey, Dolney, Darney, Corney, Horney, Dorsey, Olney, Arney

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Dorney Family Origin

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Dorney Family Occupations

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  • Laundress

    9%
  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Board School Assistant Master

    3%
  • Bricklayers Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Dorney occupation in the UK was Laundress. 9% of Dorney's were Laundresss. Laundress, Coal Miner and Board School Assistant Master were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorney. A less common occupation for the Dorney family was Bricklayers Labourer.

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Dorney Historical Records

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