Early Origins of the Fenden family
The surname Fenden was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in West Flanders
, a province in Belgium, originally Bruges. Within this province the notable towns are Bruges, the capital city, Ostend, Courtrai, Furnes, Thielt, Ypres and Roulers. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Fenden family
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Fenden Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Vaentjen, Ventigle, Vante, Ventes, Wenden, Fenden, Fentin and many more.
Early Notables of the Fenden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fenden family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander Fenton, who settled in Antigua (Antego) in 1738; Ann Fenton, who settled in New York, NY in 1821; Alexr. Fenton, who arrived in New York in 1831.