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FENLON Family HistoryRecorded in the spellings of Fenlin, Fenelon, Fenlon, Finl;and and possibly others, this is an ancient Irish and sometimes a French surname. It derives from the pre 10th century Gaelic O'Fionnallain, which translates literally as the descendant of the son of the fair one, and is probably a reference to the first chieftain, who may have been a Viking. The Norsemen conquered much of Ireland in the 8th century a.d., and Dublin was their capital. The name would seem to be a reference to one who was fair haired andf fair skin, whilst the original natives like the Welsh and Olde English were more swarthy and dark complexioned.
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