Meaning and Origin of: Fehn

Family name origins & meanings

  • North German : topographic name for someone who lived by a bog or marsh, from Frisian fehn ‘bog’, related to Dutchveen.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of three farms in southeastern Norway named Fen, probably from Old NorseFávin, of which the second element is vin ‘meadow’; the first element is unexplained.