Fennessy



Parishes where Fennessy and a second surname are found together

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Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Clare:7Cork:14Cork city:2Dublin:1
Dublin city:2Galway:1Kilkenny:7Limerick:3
Limerick city:1Tipperary:63Waterford:13

Surname Dictionary

Fennessy fairly numerous: Munster etc. Ir. Ó Fionnghusa (fair vigour). Associated with Waterford. Mod. Ó Fionnasa.
[Later, more extensive research on the name indicates that the Irish original was in fact Ó Fiannghusa, from Fiann (soldier) and gus (strong)].
Ó Fionnghusa Fennessy: cuíosach líonmhar: Cúige Mumhan, Port Lairge ach go h-áirithe. An bhrí: fionn + gus (fuinneamh).

Variants in Griffith's
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Fennessy: 114
Fennesy: 5
Finnessy: 8

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Fenessey
Fenessy
Fenesy
Fenissy
Fennesey
Fennessey
Fenosy
Finessy
Finnesey
O Fiannghusa
O Fionnghusa


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