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The ancestors of the Finnemore family lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Finnemore was a name given to a person who was perceived to be splendid and very likable. The surname is derived from the Old French words fin, a nickname for a very elegant man and amour, which is means love.

Finnemore Early Origins



The surname Finnemore was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Finnemore Spelling Variations


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Finnemore Spelling Variations



Finnemore has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Fennimore, Fenemere, Finimore, Finnimore, Fenimore, Fenimere, Finmore and many more.

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Finnemore Early History


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Finnemore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Finnemore research. Another 292 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1208 is included under the topic Early Finnemore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Finnemore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Finnemore Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Finnemore 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Finnemores to arrive on North American shores:

Finnemore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Finnemore arrived in Pennsylvania in 1861

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Contemporary Notables of the name Finnemore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Finnemore (post 1700)



  • Martha Finnemore (b. 1959), American constructivist scholar of international relations and university professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University
  • Joseph Finnemore (1860-1939), English illustrator and artist known for his many illustrations in various books
  • Sir Donald Leslie Finnemore (1889-1974), British Liberal Party politician and judge
  • John David Finnemore (b. 1977), British comedy writer and actor, best known for his radio sitcom Cabin Pressure and his radio sketch show John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
  • John Finnemore (1863-1915), British school teacher and young reader writer of fictional novels and history and geography texts, known for his Teddy Lester Series

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Finnemore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Finnemore 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 14 June 2016 at 06:36.

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