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3/4/2020, 1:47 AM Mike C
1/4/2013, 3:11 PM C. Fennessey

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