of ancient Scotland
were the tribe of the ancestors of the Teney family. The name Teney is derived from the personal name
Dennis. Teney is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Some patronyms were formed from the personal names of the father of the bearer, while others came from prominent religious and secular figures. The surname Teney was first established in Lancashire
, prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Teney family
The surname Teney was first found in Lancashire
(located in northwest England
and dates back to 1180), where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Teney family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Teney research.Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 10,0, 1424, 1634, 1st , 1676, 1501 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Teney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Teney Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Teney has been spelled Denny, Denney, Dennie, Denie, Denye, Deanney, Deannie and many more.
Early Notables of the Teney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Teney family to Ireland
Some of the Teney family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Teney family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Teney: Thomas Denny from Combs, Devon
settled in Leicester, Massachusetts in 1646; Mary Denny settled in New England
(Massachusetts) in 1635; another Mary Denny settled in Maryland in 1736.
The Teney Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Et mea messis erit
Motto Translation: My harvest will also arrive.