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Fines is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Fines family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Fines family lived in Fiennes, in the region of Pas-de-Calais, Normandy.

Fines Early Origins



The surname Fines was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor, Lords of the Cinque Ports, and Constables of Dover Castle. They are said to be descended from Conon de Fiennes, the Earl of Boulogne, of the county of Boulounais in Normandy. John de Fiennes accompanied William, Duke of Normandy in his conquest of England at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. In England, William was the 1st Baron de Fiennes (circa 1160-1241). The family also remained in France where Robert de Fiennes was constable of France from 1350 to 1370.

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Fines Spelling Variations


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Fines 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 Fines have been found, including Finnes, Fienne, Fiennes and others.

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Fines Early History


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Fines Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fines research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1496, 1472, 1534, 1557, 1613, 1st , 1582, 1662, 1602, 1674, 1625, 1660, 1608 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Fines History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fines Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fines Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Fiennes, 8th Baron Dacre (1472-1534), an English peer and soldier; Richard Fiennes, 7th Baron Dacre 'of the South' ( c. 1557-1613) born at Herstmonceux Castle, Sussex, England, English peer; William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele (1582-1662), an English nobleman and politician, who...

Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fines 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 Fines were among those contributors:

Fines Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Timothy Fines, who arrived in Virginia in 1662

Fines Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • V Fines, aged 35, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1850
  • Henry Fines, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fines (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fines (post 1700)



  • Gerald D. Fines, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, 1977-86

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Fines Historic Events


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Fines Historic Events




Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. William Fines (1891-1914), Scottish Company Man from New Elgin, Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

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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: Fortem posce animum
Motto Translation: Wish for a strong mind.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    11. ...

    The Fines Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fines 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 29 September 2016 at 12:33.

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