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Fenwick Family History

Fenwick Name Meaning
Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from either of two places in Northumberland or from one in West Yorkshire, all of which are so named from Old English fenn ‘marsh’, ‘fen’ + wic ‘outlying dairy farm’. There is also a place in Ayrshire, Scotland, which has the same name and origin. This last is the source of at least some early examples of the surname: Nicholaus Fynwyk was provost of Ayr in 1313, and Reginald de Fynwyk or Fynvyk appears as bailie and alderman of the same burgh in 1387 and 1401. The name is usually pronounced ‘Fennick’.

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

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Name Distribution of Fenwick Families

  • Number of Fenwick families
     32 - 62
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fenwick families
     572 - 1,141
     191 - 571
     1 - 190
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fenwick families
     71 - 140
     24 - 70
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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