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, a nickname for a very elegant man and amour, which is means love.
Early Origins of the Fennimore family
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
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Fennimore (post 1700)
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