Fennessy Family History

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Fennessy Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fionnghusa ‘descendant of Fionnghus’, a personal name composed of the elements fionn ‘fair’, ‘white’ + gus ‘vigor’, ‘force’.

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


Similar surnames: Hennessy, Finnerty, Fennell, Dennehy, Kennedy, Feeney, Hennelly

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Fennessy Family Origin

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Fennessy Family Occupations

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  • Brushmaker

    14%
  • Dressmaker

    14%
  • Formerly Laundress

    14%
  • Gardiner

    14%

In 1881, Brushmaker, Dressmaker and Formerly Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fennessy. A less common occupation for the Fennessy family was Gardiner. The most common Fennessy occupation in the UK was Brushmaker. 14% of Fennessy's were Brushmakers.

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Fennessy Historical Records

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Fennessy Life Expectancy

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