Early Origins of the Finau family
The surname Finau was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain
, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat
with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Béarn and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. They held a family seat at Tarne at Garonne. They also branched to Toulouse.
Early History of the Finau family
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Finau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fineau, Fineaul, Fineaux, Finet, Finot, Finetal, Finotel, Finelle and many more.
Early Notables of the Finau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Finau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Finau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Katie Finau, aged 24, who landed in America from Sligo County, Ireland, in 1899
Finau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John Finau, aged 39, who settled in New York, in 1913
Contemporary Notables of the name Finau (post 1700)
- Tevita Tolu Finau (b. 1986), American NFL football defensive end for the New York Jets
- Peni Finau (b. 1981), Fiji footballer defender
- Salesi Finau (b. 1973), Tongan former rugby footballer