An Irish, English and Scottish surname, Haney comes from the Old English terms ‘hana’ and ‘eg’ which mean a male bird and land between streams. The spelling variations for Haney include Hegeany, Heeney, Heaney, Heany and Heagney. In Ireland the Haney surname originated in the northern region, in Londonderry. In northern England the greater concentration of Haney families have traditionally lived. The counties for Haney families have been Yorkshire, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire. There are many also in the city of London and in Essex. In Wales, the main location is Glamorgan. In Scotland the principal locations for the Haney families over the years have been Ayrshire, Wigtownshire, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Dunbartonshire, Stirlingshire, Midlothian and Angus counties. Within the United States the original Haney families settled in Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Indiana. Famous: Fred Haney (professional baseball player), Daryl Haney (actor and screenwriter), Anne Haney (movie film actress), Carol Haney (professional dancer), Bob Haney (comic book writer), Jack Haney (first in 1912 to drive across Canada in a car), David Haney (music composer), Larry Haney (professional baseball player and coach), Hank Haney (professional golfing instructor to Tiger Woods and Mark O‘Meara), Chris Haney (co-developer of the board game Trivial Pursuit) and Todd Haney (professional baseball player).