When Michael Charles CHENEY was born on 26 February 1946, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Arthur Erroll Cheney, was 33 and his mother, Virginia Helen Davis, was 22. He died on 27 November 1996, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 50.
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.