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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fearn

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From Proto-Germanic *farną, from Proto-Indo-European *porno- (“feather”). Cognate with Old High German farn (German Farn).

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Fearn

She was most prominent from 1957 to 1988. Sheila was born on October 3rd, 1940 in Leicester.


The Lord Fearn is a for Southport and Member of parliament. He was most active from 1997 to 2001. The was born on February 6th, 1931.


Thomas was born on November 15th, 1789. Thomas is also known as Fearn, Tho., and Jno.. He left this life on January 16th, 1863.


Robin was born on September 5th, 1934 in Spain. He breathed his last breath on August 26th, 2006.


Walker Fearn was an american diplomat. Walker was born on January 13th, 1832 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. He left this life on April 7th, 1899.


Iain Fearn is an athlete for the Queen's Park F.C., Hamilton Academical F.C., Dumbarton F.C., and Airdrieonians F.C. (1878). Iain was born on December 16th, 1949.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Fearn as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fearn U.S.
  White 76.77% 64.26%
  African American 17.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.06% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.70% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fearn

People with the last name Fearn are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Fearn

  • How Popular is the name Fearn? As a last name Fearn was the 22,056th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Fearn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Fearn is Wednesday, April 2nd, 1884.
  • How unique is the name Fearn? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Fearn. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Fearn: Your name in reverse order is Nraef. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Refna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fearn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,175 people with the last name Fearn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fearn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Fearn as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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