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The ancestors of the Finch family lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Finch was a name given to a person who was referred to as a finch deriving from the small songbird's name. The surname may have also an occupational origin, denoting someone who caught and sold finches.

Finch Early Origins



The surname Finch was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Finch Spelling Variations


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Finch Spelling Variations



Finch has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Finch, Vinch, Vynch, Fynch, Vince, Vynche and others.

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Finch Early History


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Finch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Finch research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1901, 1933, 1584, 1660, 1614, 1639, 1627, 1689, 1672, 1712, 1711, 1712, 1704, 1705, 1702, 1705, 1628, 1698, 1621, 1682, 1682, 1729, 1626, 1682, 1649, 1719 and 1599 are included under the topic Early Finch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Finch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Finch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include John Finch, 1st Baron Finch (1584-1660), an English judge and politician, Speaker of the House of Commons; Sir Moyle Finch (1614-?), 1st Earl of Winchilsea; his son Thomas Finch (d. 1639), 2nd Earl of Winchilsea; Sir Heneage Finch (c.1627-1689), 3rd Earl of Winchilsea...

Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Finch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Finch In Ireland


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Finch In Ireland



Some of the Finch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Finchs to arrive on North American shores:

Finch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Frances Finch settled in Virginia in 1620
  • Frances Finch, who landed in Virginia in 1620
  • Mary Finch, who landed in America in 1620
  • Abraham Finch settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630 with his three sons
  • Daniel Finch, who landed in New England in 1630
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Finch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Finch, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Roger Finch settled in Virginia with his sons William and Thomas in 1704
  • Frantz Finch, who landed in New Jersey in 1709
  • Andreas Finch, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Johann Wilhelm Finch, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Finch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Simon Finch, aged 55, arrived in Maine in 1812
  • Hugh Finch, aged 40, arrived in South Carolina in 1812
  • Johann Finch, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Phillip Finch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • John Finch, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Finch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marie Finch, aged 2, landed in New York, NY in 1902
  • Katharine Finch, aged 14, arrived in New York, NY in 1902
  • Konrad Finch, aged 57, landed in New York, NY in 1902
  • Wilhelm Finch, aged 17, arrived in New York, NY in 1902

Finch Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Henry Finch, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Mr. Edward Finch U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Henry Finch U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1814 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Reuben Finch U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Titus Finch U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Finch Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Finch settled in Harbour Grace in 1810
  • Elizabeth Finch settled in Brigus, Newfoundland in 1829 [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

Finch Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Finch arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  • John Finch arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Rapid" in 1836 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Rapid.htm
  • Mary Finch arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Jemima Finch arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Seppings" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEPPINGS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Seppings.htm
  • Thomas Finch, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Finch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • T Finch landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1845
  • John Finch, aged 34, a farm labourer, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Elizabeth Finch, aged 30, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • John Finch, aged 6, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Samuel Finch, aged 4, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Finch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Finch (post 1700)



  • George Finch (1888-1970), American chemist
  • Charles Baker Finch (1920-1996), American businessman and lawyer, CEO of Allegheny Power System (1971 to 1985)
  • Stanley Wellington Finch (1872-1951), American first director of the Bureau of Investigation, which would eventually become the FBI
  • Robert Hutchison Finch (1925-1995), American Republican politician and 38th Lieutenant Governor of California
  • Jennifer Finch (b. 1966), American photographer and musician
  • Dame Janet Valerie Finch DBE, DL, AcSS (b. 1946), British sociologist and academic administrator
  • Sir Harold Josiah Finch (1898-1979), Welsh Labour Party politician
  • Charles Finch PC (1672-1712), 4th Earl of Winchilsea, British peer and Member of Parliament
  • Horace Finch (1906-1980), British pianist and organist
  • Alfred William Finch (1854-1930), Finnish painter
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Finch Historic Events


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Finch Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Charles Harry  Finch (1867-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. William  Finch (1888-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Hood

  • Mr. John L Finch (b. 1923), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Samastipur, Bengal, India, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Victor John Russell Finch, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Eva Eliza Finch, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Harry Finch (d. 1912), aged 18, English Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Finch


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Suggested Readings for the name Finch



  • Finch and Ashley, American Frontiersman, 1630-1977: A Finch and Ashley Genealogy, Including Allied Families of Main, Doe, Reynolds, Teneyck, Wagner, Low, Yoran, Shults, Snell, Bullis, et al., Plus Photographs, Obituaries, and Historical and Biographical Sketches by Ralph D. Finch.
  • Finch Families of Dixie: 300 Years in the South by Ruby Finch.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nil conscire sibi
Motto Translation: To have a conscience free from guilt.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Rapid.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEPPINGS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Seppings.htm
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Finch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Finch 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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