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Finneran History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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


Early Origins of the Finneran family


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 Ó Finn, an Irish musician who died 1269. His obituary listed him as a master of music and minstrelsy.

Early History of the Finneran family


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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.

Early Notables of the Finneran family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Finneran family to the New World and Oceana


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
  • Mr. James Finneran, aged 8 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing 11th July 1847 from London, Ireland; the ship arrived on 20th August 1847 but he died on board [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 75)

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 [2]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 [2]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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Citations


  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 75)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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