Meaning and Origin of: Haney

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and Scottish : probably a variant of Hanney.
  • Scottish or Irish : reduced form of McHaney.
  • Americanized spelling of Norwegian Hanøy, a habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named, from Old Norse haðna ‘young nanny-goat’ or hani ‘cock’ (probably indicating a crag or mountain resembling a cock’s comb in shape) + øy ‘island’.
  • Jewish (American) : Americanized form of various like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish names.