Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from Barney in Norfolk, which is
probably named with an Old English personal name Bera (with
genitive -n) + Old English ēg ‘island’, ‘dry ground
in a marsh’.
- English: from the personal name Barney, a pet
form of Bernard.
- English: A William Barney from England came to Baltimore county, MD, in
about 1695. Joshua Barney, born in that county in 1759, was an
outstanding naval officer during the War of 1812.
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