From Irish Names and Surnames 1923
Ó FIONNALLÁIN—I—O Fynnolane, O Fennelane, Fenelon, Fenlon, Fendlon; 'descendant of Fionnallán'; the name of a Leinster family who before the Anglo-Norman invasion were lords of Dealbhna Mor, now the barony of Delvin, in the east of Co. Westmeath. They were dispossessed by Hugh de Lacy, who granted their lands to Gilbert Nugent.
Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames
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