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OTHER SCRIPTS: Fionnghusa or O'Fionnghusa
OTHER FORMS: Fancy, Fansy, Fennessy, Phinnesy, Finnessy, very rarely spelled Phinizi. Fennessey is the way I spell it, I've never seen it that way anywhere else.
CONTRIBUTOR: C. Fennessey on 1/4/2013
Meaning & History
An ancient Irish name. Presumed to come from the name Fionnghusa, or sometimes O'Fionnghusa.
This means "pale one" and "strong, active one.
It is commonly found in County Tipperary. Extremely unusual.