Tenpenny, Tempeny - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

AuthorPadraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
Date1923
SourceSome Anglicised Surnames in Ireland
Section

Tenpenny, Tempeny—These two names are the anglicised forms of the name Mac An Tiompanaigh, the Son of the Tempanist; the tempane being an old Irish stringed instrument which was played with a bow like the fiddle.

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