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Updated June 9, 2019

How Popular Is The Name Tawney

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (of Norman origin) : habitational name from either of two places, Saint-Aubin-du-Thennay or Saint-Jean-du-Thennay, in Eure, Normandy, both so named from an uncertain first element (possibly a Gallo-Roman personal name or the Gaulish word tann ‘oak’, ‘holly’) + the locative suffix -acum.

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