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An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Lenny. It is a name for someone who lived in the old lands of Leny, which were in the parish of Callander in Perth. The surname Lenny belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Lenny Early Origins



The surname Lenny 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.

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Lenny Spelling Variations


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Lenny Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Lenny include Lennie, Leny, Lenay, Lenny and others.

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Lenny Early History


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Lenny Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lenny research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1257, 1270, 1408 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Lenny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lenny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lenny Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lenny Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North Ameri ca. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Lenny:

Lenny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James and Patrick Lenny arrived in Philadelphia in 1845
  • Patrick Lenny, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1854
  • James Lenny arrived in Philadelphia in 1871

Lenny Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W. Lenny arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1864
  • Ellen Lenny, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lenny (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lenny (post 1700)



  • May R. E. Lenny, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924

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Lenny Historic Events


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Lenny Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Sidney George Lenny, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Lenny Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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    The Lenny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lenny Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 February 2016 at 19:32.

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