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The name Fincham was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Fincham family lived in the town of Fincham in Norfolk. The name of this place derives from the Old English word finc, which means finch, and ham, which means homestead.

Fincham Early Origins



The surname Fincham was first found in Warwickshire where they were granted lands by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Conjecturally they were descended from Robert Achard, the tutor of King Henry I, who was granted five manors in the county of Berkshire by his liege lord, one of these manors being Finchamstede or Finchamstead. It is believed that Robert's descendants in that manor became the Lords of Fincham.

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Fincham Spelling Variations


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Fincham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Fincham have been found, including Fincham, Finchamsted, Finchamstead, Finchem, Finshaw, Finsher and many more.

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Fincham Early History


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Fincham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fincham research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1582 is included under the topic Early Fincham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fincham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fincham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fincham Notables 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Fincham were among those contributors:

Fincham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Fincham arrived in Barbados in 1685 from whence he moved to Jamaica and thence to the mainland

Fincham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George R Fincham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fincham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fincham (post 1700)



  • Joe Fincham (b. 1964), American football coach and former player
  • Gordon Fincham (b. 1935), former English football player
  • John Robert Stanley Fincham (1926-2005), noted British geneticist
  • Peter Fincham (b. 1956), British television producer and executive

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Fincham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fincham 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 February 2016 at 08:39.

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