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The name Tenny originated among the descendants of the ancient Pictish clans. It is derived from the personal name Dennis. Tenny 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 Tenny was first established in Lancashire, prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Tenny Early Origins



The surname Tenny was first found in Lancashire (located in northwest England and dates back to 1180), where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Tenny Spelling Variations


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Tenny 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 Tenny include Denny, Denney, Dennie, Denie, Denye, Deanney, Deannie and many more.

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Tenny Early History


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Tenny Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tenny 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 Tenny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tenny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tenny Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tenny Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tenny In Ireland


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Tenny In Ireland



Some of the Tenny 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.

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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 Tenny:

Tenny Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Tenny, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1638

Tenny Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Agneta Tenny, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Tenny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Tenny, aged 25, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • John Tenny, aged 45, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • Mr. Robert C. Tenny, aged 29, who arrived in America, in 1895
  • J. M. Tenny, aged 35, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1895

Tenny Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Victor Tenny, who arrived in America, in 1903
  • Bertha Tenny, who arrived in America, in 1903
  • S. M. Tenny, aged 33, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Mark W. Tenny, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • Eliz. Lydia Tenny, aged 33, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tenny Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Asa Tenny U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tenny (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tenny (post 1700)



  • Bill Tenny, American cameraman, known for his work on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996) and Used Cars (1980)

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  10. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Tenny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tenny 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 13 June 2016 at 12:42.

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