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FENTAHUN Origin of surname

FENTAHUN, FENTAHUNEGN, FENTANESH

This name is of Ethiopian origin. Fentahun/Fentahunegn is a male personal name. It is an Amharic expression, which means "that the new child is a replacement for a child who died". Fentanesh is a female personal name with the same meaning.

All the names of Ethiopian origin included in this database are personal names rather than family names. In Ethiopia Jewish families do not bear fixed hereditary family names. Most of the personal names in our database are words or expressions in either Amharic or Tigrinya, two Ethiopic languages. They are drawn from everyday life, from nature, from the Bible and local tradition, and from names of grandparents and ancestors.

It is assumed that the original language of Beta Israel (the Jews of Ethiopia) was the Ethiopic Geez. The ancient religious texts of Beta Israel are mostly written in Geez. After the aliya to Israel, resulting in changes in traditional Jewish Ethiopian society, many personal names have become fixed hereditary family names.
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FENTAHUN Origin of surname
FENTAHUN, FENTAHUNEGN, FENTANESH

This name is of Ethiopian origin. Fentahun/Fentahunegn is a male personal name. It is an Amharic expression, which means "that the new child is a replacement for a child who died". Fentanesh is a female personal name with the same meaning.

All the names of Ethiopian origin included in this database are personal names rather than family names. In Ethiopia Jewish families do not bear fixed hereditary family names. Most of the personal names in our database are words or expressions in either Amharic or Tigrinya, two Ethiopic languages. They are drawn from everyday life, from nature, from the Bible and local tradition, and from names of grandparents and ancestors.

It is assumed that the original language of Beta Israel (the Jews of Ethiopia) was the Ethiopic Geez. The ancient religious texts of Beta Israel are mostly written in Geez. After the aliya to Israel, resulting in changes in traditional Jewish Ethiopian society, many personal names have become fixed hereditary family names.
Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People