Fenley Family History

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Fenley Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant spelling of Scottish Finley. Possibly a respelling of South German Fähnle, an occupational name for an ensign bearer, from a diminutive of Middle High German van(e) ‘flag’, ‘banner’ (from Old High German fano ‘cloth’).

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

Similar surnames: Henley, Tenley, Kenley, Fegley, Finley, Denley, Exley, Hensley

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Fenley Family Origin

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Fenley Family Occupations

What did your Fenley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fenley occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 8% of Fenley's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Bank Manager and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fenley. A less common occupation for the Fenley family was Gardener.

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  • Annuitant

  • Bank Manager

  • Bricklayer

  • Gardener


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fenley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fenley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Fenley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fenley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 963 immigration records available for the last name Fenley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fenley. For the veterans among your Fenley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fenley Life Expectancy

What is the average Fenley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fenley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fenley in 1945 was 37, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fenley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fenley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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