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Fenner is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Fenner family lived in Sussex. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Veneur, Normandy.

Fenner Early Origins



The surname Fenner 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Fenner Spelling Variations


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Fenner Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Fenner are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Fenner include Fenner, Fenour, Feneur, Veneur and others.

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Fenner Early History


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Fenner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fenner research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1558 and 1587 are included under the topic Early Fenner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fenner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fenner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fenner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Fenner, or a variant listed above:

Fenner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Arthur Fenner settled in Providence, Rhode Island in 1630
  • John Fenner settled in Connecticut in 1630
  • Rebecca Fenner settled in Boston in 1635
  • Rebecca Fenner, aged 25, landed in New England in 1635
  • John Fenner, who arrived in New Haven, Conn in 1639
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fenner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Fenner, who landed in Virginia in 1715
  • Anna Fenner, who arrived in Carolina in 1738
  • Felix Fenner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Hen rich Fenner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782
  • William Fenner, who landed in Mississippi in 1799

Fenner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Fenner, aged 62, arrived in New York in 1812
  • William Fenner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1833
  • Thomas Fenner, aged 32, landed in New York in 1854
  • James Fenner, aged 4, landed in New York in 1854
  • Harvey Fenner, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fenner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Fenner, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine"
  • Alfred Fenner, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851

Fenner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas S. Fenner, aged 39, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873
  • William Albert Fenner, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873
  • Elizabeth Fenner, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fenner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fenner (post 1700)



  • Shirley Fenner, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1960
  • Seth Fenner, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1868
  • Samuel M. Fenner, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 14th District, 1873-74
  • James Fenner (1771-1846), American Democrat politician, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1805-07; Governor of Rhode Island, 1807-11, 1824-31, 1843-45; Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1816, 1820
  • George H. Fenner, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Sanilac County, 1869-70
  • Clyde V. Fenner (1893-1965), American politician, Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1932; Member of Michigan State Senate 18th District, 1939-40; Defeated in Republican primary, 1940, 1942, 1944
  • Charles E. Fenner, American politician, Justice of Louisiana State Supreme Court, 1889-93
  • Casper Fenner, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Tompkins County, 1916-22
  • Bertine Fenner, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960, 1964, 1972
  • Arnold Fenner, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainfield, 1838
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fenner Historic Events


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Fenner Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Henry J Fenner (b. 1921), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Fenner


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Suggested Readings for the name Fenner



  • The Kiehl/Manwarren Genealogy (also Fenner) Margery Kiehl Hughes.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

The Fenner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fenner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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