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Origin and popularity of the name FENN

Origin

Fenn : 1: English: topographic name in south-east England for someone who lived in a low-lying marshy area from Middle English fen(ne) ‘fen marsh’ (Old English fenn).2: South German: topographic name from Old High German fenni Middle Low German and Old Frisian fenne ‘bog’. Compare Fehn.3: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 馮 see Feng 1.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 11,167 individuals with the name FENN on Geneanet.

 

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    (186 individuals)
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    (166 individuals)

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    Variants of name FENN

    FENNERIN FENNRIN