Fenn Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a low-lying marshy area, from Middle English fenn ‘marsh’, ‘bog’. South German: topographic name from Old High German fenni, Middle Low German and Old Frisian fenne ‘bog’. Compare Fehn.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Venn, Fehn, Henn, Penn, Benn, Fern, Senn, Finn, Fein, Fey

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Fenn Family Origin

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Fenn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • School Teacher

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, the most common Fenn occupation in Canada was Farmer. 52% of Fenn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fenn family was Carpenter. Farmer, Labourer and School Teacher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fenn.

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Fenn Historical Records

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Fenn Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Fenn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fenn in 1944 was 45, and 86 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fenn

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