Fenning Family History

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Fenning Name Meaning

English: topographic name for a fen dweller, from a derivative of Old English fenn (see Fenn).

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

Similar surnames: Venning, Penning, Kenning, Denning, Henning, Ferring, Canning

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Fenning Family Origin

Where is the Fenning family from?

Fenning Family Occupations

What did your Fenning ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fenning occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Fenning's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farm Labourer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fenning. A less common occupation for the Fenning family was Ag Labor.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Gardener

  • Ag Labor


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

Fenning Historical Records

What Fenning family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Fenning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fenning 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fenning. 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 991 military records available for the last name Fenning. For the veterans among your Fenning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fenning Life Expectancy

What is the average Fenning lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Fenning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fenning in 1951 was 47, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fenning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fenning 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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