When Arthur Erroll Cheney was born on 15 November 1912, in Carbon, Montana, United States, his father, Arthur Amos Cheney, was 40 and his mother, Edith Viola Lochridge, was 34. He married Virginia Helen Davis on 15 June 1941, in Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 26 August 1965, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Rose Hill, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.
English: variant of Chaney with the same etymology as in 2 below.
French: topographic name for someone who lived by or in an oak wood, from Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’ (from chesne ‘oak’), or a habitational name from any of several places called (Le) Cheney, e.g. in Haute-Savoie, named with this word. Compare Chesney .
French Canadian: altered form of French Chesnay or Chenay, topographic names with the same meaning and etymology as in 2 above, or habitational names from (Le) Chesnay or (Le) Chenay, names of several places in the northwestern part of France, based on Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’. Compare Chenette and Chenier 2.