The name Fennimore is of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was name for a person who was perceived to be splendid and very likable. The surname is derived from the Old French words fin,
for a very elegant man and amour,
which is means love.
Early Origins of the Fennimore family
The surname Fennimore was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Fennimore family
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Fennimore Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Fennimore have been found, including Fennimore, Fenemere, Finimore, Finnimore, Fenimore, Fenimere, Finmore and many more.
Early Notables of the Fennimore family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fennimore family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fennimore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Caroline Fennimore, aged 27, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Hyderabad 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.
Contemporary Notables of the name Fennimore (post 1700)
- Michael Fennimore, American actor, best known for his work on the television series Brotherhood (2007-2008)
- John W. Fennimore, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Burlington County, 1852-54 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html