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Finn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French , Irish


From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Finn family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Finn surname derives from the Old French word "fin," which could mean "fine," "delicate," "skilled," or even "cunning;" and as such could have been a nickname for a delicate, sensitive, elegant, or clever man.


Early Origins of the Finn family


The surname Finn was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Finn family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Finn research.
Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1498, 1525, 1530, 1532, 1555, 1567, 1571, 1611, 1778, and 1837 are included under the topic Early Finn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Finn Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Fin, Fins, Finn, Finns, Fain, Faint, Fains, Faints, Faind, Fainds, Fein, Feint, Feins, Feints, Feind, Feinds, de Fin, du Fin and many more.

Early Notables of the Finn family (pre 1700)


Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Finn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Finn family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Finn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Teage Finn arrived at Bristol, Rhode Island in 1679
  • John and Philip Finn, who settled in Virginia in 1698

Finn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hannah Finn is on record in Boston in 1744
  • James Finn, a Middlesex England convict, was sent to America in 1755

Finn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Finn, who arrived in New York in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Martin Finn, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Con Finn arrived at the port of New York in 1812
  • Con Finn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Elizabeth Finn, aged 31, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Finn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Finn, who arrived in Newfoundland in 1789 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Finn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Finn, who settled in Ontario, Canada in 1825
  • Edward Finn, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1827
  • Catherine Finn, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • William Finn, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Margaret Finn, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Finn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Finn, aged 16, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"
  • Mary Finn, aged 35, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
  • Samuel Finn, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Navarino" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 22nd February 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1856.shtml.
  • Mr. Dennis Finn, (b. 1825), aged 32, Irish agricultural labourer, from Cork, Ireland travelling aboard the ship "Tartar" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 27th July 1857 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
  • Mrs. Margaret Finn, (b. 1825), aged 32, Irish farm servant, from Cork, Ireland travelling aboard the ship "Tartar" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 27th July 1857 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Finn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Finn, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helvellyn" in 1863
  • Mr. Michael Finn, South African settler travelling from Cape Town aboard the ship "Eveline" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 22nd January 1865 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Michael Finn, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Mr. Patrick Finn, (b. 1863), aged 20, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Forfarshire" arriving in Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 26th June 1883 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Ellen Finn, (b. 1864), aged 19, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Forfarshire" arriving in Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 26th June 1883 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name Finn (post 1700)


  • Mark Finn (b. 1969), pseudonym of Mark Farr-Nash, American science fiction and fantasy writer, essayist, and playwright, nominated for World Fantasy Special Award: Professional in 2007
  • Chester Evans Finn (b. 1944), American professor of education at Vanderbilt University (1981) and an educational policymaker
  • John Finn (b. 1952), American actor
  • William Finn (b. 1952), award-winning American composer and lyricist
  • Lieutenant John William Finn (1909-2010), American sailor awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1941 for his actions at Pearl Harbor
  • Howard J. Finn, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Marine Corps, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Edward Finn, American politician, First Selectman of Winchester, Connecticut, 1904-11 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel E. Finn, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 1st District, 1885-88, 1895-99 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles A. Finn, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Oneida County 3rd District, 1923 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Catherine M. Finn, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1924-27 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 40 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Finn family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. W Finn, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

Suggested Readings for the name Finn


  • History of Our Moyer, Finn, Sutton, Russell & Related Families by William Finn Moyer.

Finn Family Crest Products



See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ South Australian Register Friday 22nd February 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1856.shtml.
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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