First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fentress

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Alt. Meaning

F is for feeling, your sympathetic way.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

R is for rich, in the love from others

E is for early, promptness is a virtue

S is for sincere, a model of truth.

S is for sensitive, another side shows.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Fentress

FAIA, was born in 1947 in Greensboro, North Carolina.


Elizabeth was born on October 30th, 1948.


Paul was born on November 13th, 1913. He left this life on December 12th, 1983.


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Popularity of Fentress as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fentress U.S.
  White 62.54% 64.26%
  African American 31.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fentress

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

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Fun Facts about the name Fentress

  • How Popular is the name Fentress? Fentress is the 61,668th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fentress was the 12,694th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fentress have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21 babies born with the first name Fentress in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fentress? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Fentress first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fentress is Thursday, December 3rd, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Fentress born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fentress was in 1918 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Fentress: Your name in reverse order is Ssertnef. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sesnetrf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fentress? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,432 people with the last name Fentress.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fentress? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Fentress as their last name since less than 1 person in 122k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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