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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fenner

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Alt. Meaning

F is for fair, always honest and true.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

N is for narrator, tell many stories

E is for enamoured, forever will your children be with you

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

Notable Persons Named Fenner

Fenner was born in 1814. He died in 1859.


Fenner was born on October 5th, 1908. They died on May 30th, 2004.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Fenner

Frank Fenner was a virology. Frank was given the name Frank Johannes Fenner on December 21st, 1914 in Ballarat. Frank is also known as Frank John Fenner (after 1938). He left this life on November 22nd, 2010.



Derrick Fenner is a football player. Derrick was born on April 6th, 1967 in Washington, D.C.


Kate Fenner is a folk rock musician. She plays Vocals. She has been prominent since 1985.


Arthur Fenner was a Governor of Rhode Island. He was most active from 1790 to 1805. Arthur was born on December 10th, 1745 in Providence, Rhode Island. He passed away on October 15th, 1805.


James Fenner was a Governor of Rhode Island and Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. James was born on January 22nd, 1771 in Providence, Rhode Island. He left this life on April 17th, 1846.


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Popularity of Fenner as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fenner U.S.
  White 76.80% 64.26%
  African American 17.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.72% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fenner

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

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Fun Facts about the name Fenner

  • How Popular is the name Fenner? Fenner is the 49,617th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fenner was the 4,619th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fenner have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 41 babies born with the first name Fenner in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fenner? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Fenner first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fenner is Monday, November 13th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Fenner born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fenner was in 1915 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Random Fenner Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fenner is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Fenner: Your name in reverse order is Rennef. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eernnf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fenner? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,678 people with the last name Fenner.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fenner? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Fenner as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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