Last name: FEARN

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FEARN : This last name is indexed 31,698 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FEARN : 1: English: from Middle English fe(a)rn(e) ‘fern bracken’ (Old English fearn). The surname may be topographic denoting someone who lived in a place covered with bracken or ferns or toponymic denoting someone from a place so named. See Fern.2: Scottish: habitational name from Fern Angus or Fearn Ross and Cromarty.3: Irish: adopted for Ó Reannacháin (more traditionally Anglicized as Renahan) on account of its resemblance to raithneach ‘fern’. See Renehan.

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