The name Feneur reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Feneur family lived in Sussex
. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, Veneur,
Early Origins of the Feneur family
The surname Feneur was first found in Sussex
. Some of the family were also found in the parish of Horley in Surrey
from ancient times. "The church contains the effigy of a man in armour, in a recumbent position, his feet resting on a lion; also an ancient brass effigy, under a pointed arch, to the memory of Joanna Fenner." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Feneur family
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Feneur Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Feneur family name include Fenner, Fenour, Feneur, Veneur and others.
Early Notables of the Feneur family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Feneur family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Feneur family to immigrate North America: Arthur Fenner who settled in Providence R.I. in 1630; Edward Fenner settled in Virginia in 1654; John Fenner settled in Connecticut in 1630; Rebecca Fenner settled in Boston in 1635..