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Type Surname
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. FEN-lee  [key]

Meaning & History

This surname may be:

A variant of Finley.
A respelling of Fähnle, a South German occupational name for an ensign bearer, which originates from a diminutive of Middle High German van(e) meaning "flag, banner" (from Old High German fano meaning "cloth").
An English surname meaning "marsh clearing" from Old English fen meaning "fen, marsh, moor" and leah meaning "clearing, grove."
Added 4/8/2015 by m4yb3_daijirou