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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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fenn. A less common occupation for the Fenn family was Annuitant. The most common Fenn occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Fenn's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Fenn Historical Records

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Fenn Life Expectancy

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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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