Finnerty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Finnerty family

The surname Finnerty was first found in Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where the chief was anciently seated as one of the twelve Lords of Cruaghan in that county. 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 family name was found later in Clannconon.where Teige Oge was the last Lord of Clannconon and Charles O'Finnaghty, his son, was the first to assume the surname. The line was descended from Muredach Maollethan, King of Connacht.

Important Dates for the Finnerty family

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Finnerty Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Finaghty, Finnarty, Finnerty, O'Finnerty, O'Finnaghty, O'Finnarty, Finnerly, O'Finnerly and many more.

Early Notables of the Finnerty family (pre 1700)

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Finnerty migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Finnerty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Harriet Finnerty, aged 28, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Honor Finnerty, aged 28, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Edward J. Finnerty, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1875

Finnerty migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Finnerty Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Anthony Finnerty, aged 50 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Marchioness of Breadalbane" departing 11th June 1847 from Liverpool, Ireland; the ship arrived on 12th August 1847 but he died on board [2]
  • Miss. Bridget Finnerty who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Tom" departing 26th May 1847 from Bremen, Ireland; the ship arrived on 12th July 1847 but she died on board [2]
  • Mr. Dennis Finnerty, aged 1 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Avon" departing 19th May 1847 from Liverpool, Ireland; the ship arrived on 26th July 1847 but he died on board [2]
  • Mrs. Ellen Finnerty, aged 60 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Marchioness of Breadalbane" departing 11th June 1847 from Liverpool, Ireland; the ship arrived on 12th August 1847 but she died on board [2]
  • Mr. John Finnerty, aged 4 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Goliah" departing 21st May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 18th July 1847 but he died on board [2]
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Finnerty migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Finnerty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Martin Finnerty, (b. 1848), aged 26, Irish farm labourer from Galway travelling from London aboard the ship "Tweed" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th September 1874 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Finnerty (post 1700)

  • Jim Finnerty, award-winning American television producer
  • Warren Finnerty (1925-1974), American actor
  • Cullen Finnerty (b. 1982), American football quarterback
  • Dan Finnerty, American stage and film actor
  • Michael Barry Finnerty (b. 1951), American jazz guitarist, keyboardist and bassist
  • Peter Finnerty (1766-1822), Irish printer and publisher, and a United Irishman
  • Pete Finnerty (b. 1964), Irish retired hurling coach and former player
  • Isobel Finnerty (1930-2016), née Church, Canadian Senator from Timmins, Ontario (1999-2005)
  • Lee Finnerty, New Zealand former rugby league footballer

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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. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 75)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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