The origin and history of the name
The origin and history of the name
Fenty The name and its origins
Fenty       The name and its origins

The strands of Fenty history



0rigins of the people


The population from whence the Fenty family arose would have been a mixture of the peoples who came to settle the North East of Scotland. The kings and chiefs may have changed and invaders may have made incursions but for most, the land would have held them, generation after generation, absorbing newcomers and preserving the old, each group adding to the gene pool as the centuries passed.


One member of the Fenty family who traced his paterrnal ancestors back to the 1600's in the North East of Scotland, a family group that had not moved in five hundred years, had his DNA analysed and it showed the characteristics of the Indo -European peoples who migrated from Central Asia to Europe and Scandinavia in  4000 - 1000 B.C. with a sub-group that came later from the Baltic and Scandinavian area  possibly due to the incursions of the Danes in 9th century. Curiously, it did not contain the so-called Pictish gene which would support the family history of incomers to the area by shipwreck.


Eighteenth century emigration to the New World and, later, to Australasia spread the name  embracing many peoples whose other ancestries arose in lands far from the North East of Scotland.

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