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The Irish surname Finneran originally appeared in Gaelic as O Finn, from the word "fionn," which means "fair."

Finneran Early Origins



The surname Finneran was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times. One of the first records of the name was Aed Finn, an Irish musician who died 1269. His obituary listed him as a master of music and minstrelsy.

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Finneran Spelling Variations


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Finneran Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Finneran are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Finn, O'Finn, Maginn, Fynn, O'Fynn and others.

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Finneran Early History


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Finneran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Finneran research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1020 and 1369 are included under the topic Early Finneran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Finneran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Finneran Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Finneran 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Finneran Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward Finneran, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Anne Finneran, aged 6, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Catherine Finneran, aged 10, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Michael Finneran, aged 8, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Finneran (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Finneran (post 1700)



  • William "Bill" Finneran (1878-1961), American Major League Baseball umpire in 1911 and 1912
  • Kathleen Finneran (b. 1957), American author who wrote the book-length family memoir The Tender Land (2000) for which she received the Whiting Writers' Award in 2001 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003
  • Mike Finneran (b. 1948), American springboard diver at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Sharon Evans Finneran (b. 1946), American gold and silver Olympic medalist competitive swimmer
  • Joseph Ignatius "Happy" Finneran (1890-1942), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1912 to 1918
  • Brian Finneran (b. 1976), American NFL football wide receiver
  • Katie Finneran (b. 1971), American Tony Award winning film, stage, and television actress
  • Thomas M. Finneran (b. 1950), American radio talk host and politician, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1996 to 2004)
  • William Finneran, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Thomas M. Finneran, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996, 2000 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Finneran Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

The Finneran Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Finneran 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.

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