From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Finel 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 Finel 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 Finel family
The surname Finel 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 Finel family
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Finel 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 Finel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Finel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martha Fin settled in Annapolis in 1729; and Richard Fin settled in Virginia in 1698.
Contemporary Notables of the name Finel (post 1700)
- James Finel, American politician, Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1894 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html