First name origin & meaning:
French: From Aubigny, France
First name variations: Dabnee, Dabnie, Dabny
Last name origins & meanings:
- English (of both Norman and Huguenot origin): altered form of
French d’Aubigné, a habitational name for someone from any
of the various places in northern France called Aubigny or Aubigné,
named with the Romano-Gallic personal name Albinius (a
derivative of Latin albus ‘white’; compare Alban and
Albin) + the locative suffix -acum.
- American Dabneys are probably mostly descended from Cornelius
Dabney or d’Aubigné, a Huguenot who came to VA in the early 18th
century, after a considerable residence in England. Some family
historians trace their ancestry to an even earlier American, a
Cornelius born about 1650 in King Williams Co., VA.
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