When Oliver Tenney was born on 21 June 1798, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Moses Tenney, was 20 and his mother, Hannah Whitaker, was 21. He died on 26 August 1854, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 56.
English (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire): from the Middle English personal name Tenny, of uncertain origin.
English: in southwestern England, occasionally a variant of Tinney .
History: This name was brought to America in 1638 by Thomas Tenney, a member of a party led by the Rev. Ezekiel Rogers from Rowley, east Yorkshire, England, to found Rowley, MA. Most (probably all) modern American families with this name are descended from him.
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