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The ancestors of the Finley family lived among the ancient Scottish Pictish tribes. The name Finley comes from the Gaelic Fionnlagh which is often Anglicized to fair hero.

Finley Early Origins



The surname Finley was first found in Banffshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhanbh), former Scottish county located in the northeasterly Grampian region of Scotland, now of divided between the Council Areas of Moray and Aberdeenshire, where they were descended from the Chiefs of the Clan Farquharson, one of the great federation of 26 Clans, known as the Clan Chattan.

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Finley Spelling Variations


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Finley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Findlay, Findlow, Findlaw, Finley, Finlay and others.

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Finley Early History


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Finley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Finley research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1480, 1547, 1629, and 1755 are included under the topic Early Finley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Finley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Finley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Finley In Ireland


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Finley In Ireland



Some of the Finley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 84 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Finley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Finley, who landed in Maryland in 1668 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Finley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Finley, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1702 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Michael Finley, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1734 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John and Will Finley, who settled in Georgia in 1735
  • Patrick Finley, who landed in Virginia in 1753 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Finley, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Finley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eliz Finley, aged 57, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Napthali Finley, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Eliza Finley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Margaret Finley, who landed in New York, NY in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Louisa B Finley, who arrived in New York in 1843 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Finley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Finley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Finley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Finley, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1810 and he was married in St John's, Newfoundland [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
  • Lot Finley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • Jane Finley, aged 19, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Juliana Finley, aged 17, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Thomas Finley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Finley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Finley (post 1700)



  • David Finley, American Director, National Gallery of Art, Washington
  • Major-General Thomas Dewees Finley (1895-1984), American Commanding General XVI Corps (1945) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Thomas Finley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Finley/Thomas_Dewees/USA.html
  • Morris "Mo" Finley (b. 1981), American professional basketball player
  • Sirt Moses I. Finley FBA (1912-1986), American and English classical scholar, best known for his work is The Ancient Economy (1973)
  • Steven Allen Finley (b. 1965), American former Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Charles Edward "Chuck" Finley (b. 1962), American former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher
  • Charles O Finley (1918-1996), American businessman and former owner of the Oakland Athletics
  • James Finley (1762-1828), American civil engineer
  • Michael Douglas "Doug" Finley (1946-2013), Canadian Senator, Campaign Director for the Conservative Party of Canada during the 2006 and 2008 federal elections

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Suggested Readings for the name Finley


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Suggested Readings for the name Finley



  • The Finley Clan, A Condensed Genealogy of the Finley Family at Home and Abroad by Herald Franklin Stout.
  • Our Book of Finleys and Their Kinfolk Families by Leslie McLaughlin.

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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: Beati Pacifici
Motto Translation: Blessed are the peacemakers


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Citations


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Citations



  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. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Thomas Finley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Finley/Thomas_Dewees/USA.html

Other References

  1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  4. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  6. 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).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Finley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Finley 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 7 September 2017 at 18:16.

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