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Is Feunde a real surname?
« on: Friday 30 December 16 00:46 GMT (UK) »
Hello again :)

I have my ancestor William Tompsett marrying an Ann "Feunde" on 4th July 1806 in Laughton, Sussex. I can't find her parents, and when I did a general Google search for her surname, nothing that related to names was returned in the results.

I'm wondering what the listed surname "Feunde" could potentially be a misspelling or corruption of?

Thank you!

Fleur xxxx

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Re: Is Feunde a real surname?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 30 December 16 01:07 GMT (UK) »
The indexes give the names as Ann FENNELL, and the date is 1846.
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Re: Is Feunde a real surname?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 30 December 16 01:12 GMT (UK) »
The indexes give the names as Ann FENNELL, and the date is 1846.
Best wishes.
Hello,

From Ancestry:

England, Select Marriages, 15381973

Name   
Ann Feunde

Gender   
Female

Marriage Date   
04 Jul 1846

Marriage Place   
Laughton, Sussex, England

Spouse   
William Tompsett

FHL Film Number   
1067216

Reference ID   
47

Household Members
William Tompsett   
Ann Feunde

*Edited to add, apologies for the slip with the date, I must have typed too fast or something! But I definitely do have the name Feunde here; although I have just looked up Fennell and have found the record that you mention :???

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Re: Is Feunde a real surname?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 30 December 16 01:16 GMT (UK) »
That is a transcription.
From the marriage indexes:
Jul-Sep 1846 Hailsham 7 509
William TOMPSETT and Ann FENNELL
(Among other names so you will need the certificate to be certain)
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Re: Is Feunde a real surname?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 30 December 16 01:17 GMT (UK) »
That is a transcription.
From the marriage indexes:
Jul-Sep 1846 Hailsham 7 509
William TOMPSETT and Ann FENNELL
(Among other names so you will need the certificate to be certain)

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Re: Is Feunde a real surname?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 30 December 16 01:20 GMT (UK) »
You're welcome, I have a lot of family from that area and they do tend to have names that people transcribe in weird ways!  :)
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Re: Is Feunde a real surname?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 30 December 16 01:29 GMT (UK) »
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

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Re: Is Feunde a real surname?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 30 December 16 01:46 GMT (UK) »
You can view the original parish register entry of the 1846 Loughton marriage here - http://www.rootschat.com/links/01j64/.  Its on Familysearch but you need to have a free login account for non-church members to view it.

The registers are accessible through the Familysearch catalogue searching on the parish name but the above link goes directly to the correct image.

The surname is definitely Fennell but its obvious why they mistranscribed it.

Witnesses were a John Fennell and Elizabeth Tompsett.  Ann Fennell's father was Samuel Fennell, a Labourer.  Neither William or Ann, nor either of the witnesses, could sign their name.
(KENT) Lingwell, Rayment (BUCKS) Read, Hutchins (SRY) Costin, Westbrook (DOR) Gibbs, Goreing (DUR) Green (ESX) Rudland, Malden, Rouse, Boosey (FIFE) Foulis, Russell (NFK) Johnson, Farthing, Purdy, Barsham (GLOS) Collett, Morris, Freebury, May, Kirkman (HERTS) Winchester, Linford (NORTHANTS) Bird, Brimley, Chater, Wilford, Read, Chapman, Jeys, Marston, Lumley (WILTS) Arden, Whatley, Batson, Gleed, Greenhill (SOM) Coombs, Watkins (RUT) Stafford (BERKS) Sansom, Angel, Young, Stratton, Weeks, Day

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Re: Is Feunde a real surname?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 30 December 16 09:53 GMT (UK) »
Does this belong in the 'Worst transcription ever' thread?  They did at least get the first two characters right .... :D
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