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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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Fenwick Family Origin

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Fenwick Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fenwick. A less common occupation for the Fenwick family was Farm Laborer. The most common Fenwick occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Fenwick's were Farmers.

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