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Torney Name Meaning

English and northern Irish: habitational name from places called Tournay in Calvados and Orne in northern France. In some cases it could be of English origin, from any of the places called Thorney, in Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, and Sussex, mostly named from Old English þorn ‘thorn tree’ + eg ‘island’, although the Nottinhamshire example is from Old English þorn + haga ‘enclosure’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Torna ‘descendant of Torna’, a personal name. German (eastern): topographic name and habitational name derived from a Slavic word, tarn-, meaning ‘brush made of thorns’.

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


Similar surnames: Dorney, Turney, Turner, Corney, Horney, Tormey, Thorley, Dolney

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Torney Family Origin

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Torney Family Occupations

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  • Cowman

    20%
  • Dock Labourer

    20%
  • General Shop Keeper

    20%
  • Plasterer

    20%

In 1881, Cowman, Dock Labourer and General Shop Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Torney. A less common occupation for the Torney family was Plasterer. The most common Torney occupation in the UK was Cowman. 20% of Torney's were Cowmans.

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