Barney Family History
Barney Name Meaning
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 . Scottish: possibly from the Old Norse personal name Bjarni (from bjǫrn ‘bear’). In some cases also an Americanized form of French Bernier .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press