Meaning and Origin of: Dorney

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from a place in Buckinghamshire, named from Old English dora ‘bee’ (genitive plural dorena) + ēg ‘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.