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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, who 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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. 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).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    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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