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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. Fen-uh-see  [key]
Other Forms FormsFionnghusa, O'Fionnghusa, Fancy, Fansy, Fennessy, Phinnesy, Finnessy, very rarely spelled Phinizi

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.
Added 1/4/2013 by C. Fennessey
Edited 3/4/2020 by Mike C