Volney Name Meaning & Origin

Volney

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The Prix Volney (English: Volney Prize) was founded by Constantin Volney in 1803 and is awarded by the Institute of France for works of comparative philology.

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The Prix Volney is named for Constantin Volney, who was born Constantin François de Chassebœuf but assumed the name Volney as a contraction of Voltaire + Ferney (Voltaire's residence). Volney also appears to have a separate origin as a given name from Old German, meaning "of the folk."

Famous real-life people named Volney

Volney Curley Davis (1902–1979) was a bank robber and Depression-era outlaw from Oklahoma.

Augustus Volney Waller (1816-1870) was a English neurophysiologist.

Volney Monroe Peters (1928- ) is a former NFL player.

Volney Quinlan (1928- ) is a former NFL player.

Volney White (1907-1966) was an American animator and director active in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Volney Frank Warner (1926- ) is a retired United States Army four-star general.

Volney Rogers (1846–1919) was an American lawyer and a seminal figure in the history of America's state park system.

Volney G. Mathison (who was also known by the pseudonym Dex Volney) was an American chiropractor, writer, and inventor of the E-meter used in the Church of Scientology.

Volney in song, story & screen

Volney Davis is the name of a character in Stephen King's short story "The Death of Jack Hamilton."

Volney is a main character in Piers Anthony's Vale of the Vole.

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