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Irish Surname - Fenton

Origin of the Surname Fenton

The Irish surname Fenton is derived from the Gaelic name Ó Fionnachta, which means 'descendant of Fionnachta.' The name Fionnachta itself is a combination of the elements 'fionn,' meaning 'fair or white,' and 'achta,' meaning 'action or feat.' The Fenton surname is predominantly found in the province of Munster, with a particular concentration in County Cork.

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Variations of the Surname Fenton

Coat of Arms and Motto

As with many Irish surnames, it is difficult to pinpoint a specific coat of arms or motto for the Fenton surname. Coats of arms and mottos were typically granted to individuals and their families rather than entire surnames. Therefore, there may be multiple coats of arms and mottos associated with different branches of the Fenton family. If you are interested in a particular Fenton family's coat of arms and motto, it is best to research their specific lineage and history.

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There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.

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