The chronicles of the Lenie family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts
. The ancestors of the Lenie family lived in the old lands of Leny, which were in the parish of Callander in Perth. The surname Lenie belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Lenie family
The surname Lenie was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Lenie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lenie research.Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1257, 1270, 1408 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Lenie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lenie Spelling Variations
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred
years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations
every time they were written. Lenie has been written Lennie, Leny, Lenay, Lenny and others.
Early Notables of the Lenie family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Lenie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lenie family to the New World and Oceana
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Lenie: James and Patrick Lenny arrived in Philadelphia in 1845; James Lenny arrived in Philadelphia in 1871.