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

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Fenn Family Origin

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Fenn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Fenn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Fenn's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fenn. A less common occupation for the Fenn family was Carpenter.

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Fenn Historical Records

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Fenn Life Expectancy

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United States

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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