Tenpenny, Tempeny - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
1923

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.

Alphabetical Index of Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

See also Woulfe’s Irish Names and Surnames
and O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees