Fenn


Fenn

Fenn typically appears as a surname. Occasionally it appears as a middle name, pen name or name of a fictional character.

Notable people with surname Fenn

;born in China
* Henry Courtenay FennH. C. Fenn is the son of C. H. Fenn] (1894–1978), Chinese-American academic

;born in the United Kingdom
* Ellenor Fenn "nee" FrereE. Fenn took the surname of her husband, John Fenn (antiquarian).] (1743–1813), English writer
* George Manville Fenn (1831–1909), English author
* Harry Fenn (1845–1911), English-American landscape illustrator
* Jaine Fenn (living), British science fiction author
* Jane Fenn Hoskens "nee" FennJ. F. Hoskens took the surname of her husband, Joseph Hoskins.] (1694–1794), English-American Quaker author
* Joanne Fenn (b. 1974), English running athlete
* Sir John Fenn (antiquarian)Presumed to have been born in the United Kingdom] (1739–1794), English aniquarian
* Neale Fenn (b. 1977), English-Irish footballer
* Ollie Fenn (b. 1988), English footballer
* Rick Fenn (b. 1953), English rock guitarist

;born in the United States
* Reverend Dr. Courtenay Hughes Fenn (1866–1927), American-Chinese Presbyterian missionary
* E. Hart Fenn (1856–1939), American national politician
* Dr. John Bennett Fenn (b. 1917), Nobel laureate in Chemistry
* Sereno Peck Fenn (1844–1927), American entrepreneur
* Sherilyn Fenn (b. 1965), American actress
* Stephen Southmyd Fenn (1820–1892), American national politician

;unknown birthplace
* John Fenn (pirate) (d. 1723), English pirate

Fictional characters

In the case of the character Fenn Shysa ("Star Wars" universe), 'Fenn' is used as a given name.

Use as a middle name

"Fenn" has been used as a middle name in cases not directly attributable to retention of a maiden name, such as in the case of the English-Australian solder Anthony Fenn Kemp (1773–1868).

Use as a pseudonym or pen name

"Fenn" has occasionally been used as a pen name, such as in the case of American writer Charles L. Grant (1942–2006) who wrote under the name "Lionel Fenn" among others.

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  • Fenn — (Venn, Fehn, Vehn, Feen) bezeichnet: im niederdeutschen Raum eine morastig sumpfige Niederung oder ein Moor; siehe Fenn (Geographie) (inkl. Flur und Ortsbezeichnungen) Fenn ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Andrew Fenn (* 1990), britischer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fenn [1] — Fenn (Fenne), 1) sumpfiges Grundstück; 2) Grundstück, das durch Gräben trocken gelegt worden ist; 3) eine Koppelweide. Daher Fennen, Vieh auf einer Wiese od. einem Deichrücken grasen lassen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fenn [2] — Fenn, Robert, geb. 1739 zu Norwich, Friedensrichter u. Scheriff in der Grafschaft Norfolk; starb 1795 zu East Derham. Seine Originalbriefe, geschrieben unter Heinrich VI., Eduard IV. u. Richard III., Lond. 1787, 2 Bde., enthalten interessante… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fenn [1] — Fenn (Fenne, niederdeutsch Veen), ein stehendes Gewässer, auf dessen Oberfläche eine Decke von Wasserlinsen, Moosen und andern Pflanzen entsteht, anfänglich noch nicht dick genug, um einen festen Grund zu bilden, später aber stärker, so daß sich… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fenn [2] — Fenn, das Hohe, s. Venn …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fenn — (Fenne), s.v.w. Fehn …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fenn — Fenn,das:⇨Sumpf(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • Fenn — Sn Sumpfland per. Wortschatz fach. ndd. (9. Jh.), mhd. venne, ahd. fenni, as. fen(n)i, mndd. vēn(ne), mndl. vene, veen Stammwort. Aus g. * fanja n. Sumpf , auch in gt. fani Schlamm , anord. fen, ae. fen(n) m./n., afr. fen(n)e m./f. Das moderne… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Fenn — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Peresonnalités Andrew Fenn (1990 ), cycliste britannique Gene Fenn (1911 2001), photographe américain John Fenn Sherilyn Fenn (1965 ), actrice américaine… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fenn — This interesting and unusual surname is of medieval English origin, and one of first recorded. It is a topographic surname for someone who lived in a low lying marshy area, or locational and regional for a former resident of the Fen Country of… …   Surnames reference


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