Finlan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Finlan family

The surname Finlan was first found in Delvin, where they held a family seat as chiefs Teffia or Westmeath. The clann, along with the O'Skullys were of the Dalcassian race, one of the founding races of Ireland. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable.

Early History of the Finlan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Finlan research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Finlan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Finlan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Finlan, Finland, Fenland, Fenlan, O'Fenelon, O'Finlan, O'Finnelan and many more.

Early Notables of the Finlan family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Finlan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Finlan migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Finlan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Finlan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • John Finlan, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • Mary Finlan, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • Owen Finlan, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • James Finlan, who settled in New York, NY in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Finlan migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Finlan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

Australia Finlan migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Finlan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Finlan, (Finland, Fenlan), Irish convict who was convicted in Carlow, Ireland for life, transported aboard the "Boyd" on 10th March 1809, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Finlan (post 1700) +

  • Gary Finlan, American Hollywood editor and director
  • Ed Finlan, American actor
  • Bill Finlan, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 9th District, 1978 [4]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  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. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 27th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/Boyd
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


Houseofnames.com on Facebook
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate