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Where did the Irish Finnessy family come from? What is the Irish Finnessy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Finnessy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Finnessy family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Liddane, Leyden, Lidane, Lydon, Fenessey, O'Fennessy, Litany, Littany, Lyden, Lydan, Leyden, Finnessy, Finnessy and many more.
First found in Liddane, where they held a family seat as Chiefs in Tipperary. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Finnessy research. Another 238 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Finnessy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Finnessy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
The Finnessy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Finnessy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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