Fennessy households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

Householders by county in (1847-64), as on the map

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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).

The surname

Parishes where Fennessy and a second surname are found together


Variants in Griffith's
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